Research

The UNLV International Gaming Institute takes pride in our position as an academic neutral space to effect positive change in the rapidly globalizing world of gaming. 

Our active research agenda sustains our vision of being the global intellectual capital of gaming. Explore our Recently Published Research or Current Research Projects to find an up-to-date list of the International Gaming Institute’s most current projects on a variety of industry-specific topics, such as: emerging technologies, esports, operations management, responsible gambling, and gambling policy.

Over the years, our research has been presented to academic, industry, non-profit, and government audiences. Our research-based expertise also allows International Gaming Institute faculty to provide testimony to dozens of government officials and cabinet-level officials throughout the U.S. and in Australia, Bermuda, Canada, Greece, Japan, Macao, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom.

Every three years, IGI also hosts the world's largest and most prestigious conference for gambling researchers and academics. Please see our Gambling & Risk Taking Conference page for more information on the conference and paper submission guidelines.

To further provide quality research to a wide-ranging audience, our academic journal, UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal, delivers peer-reviewed research on important operational issues.

Finally, all of our research efforts make their way into the classroom, as our executive education is driven by the latest findings in the world of research.

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Gambling & Risk Taking Conference

Dating back to 1974, the Gambling & Risk Taking Conference is held every three years in Las Vegas, NV. Industry professionals and academic researchers of all ages come together to share their knowledge with conference attendees who are interested in gaming and hospitality. The last conference, held in 2016, drew more than 600 attendees from 31 countries.

Gaming Research Resources

Contact

Should you seek additional information on any of our past, ongoing, or future projects, please contact:

Brett Abarbanel, Ph.D.
Director of Research
Office: SFB 339
Mail Code: 037
Phone: 702-895-1764
Email: brett.abarbanel@unlv.edu