Selected Keynotes and Major Conference Addresses

IGI faculty have delivered keynotes on their research at virtually every major academic and industry gathering in the world. Here are a few recent highlights:

2018

Abarbanel, Brett L, Ifrah, Jeff, Lee, Michael, Whipple, Marc, Esports Bar Association Conference, "Skins, loot boxes, and esports betting after PASPA," Esports Bar Association, Los Angeles, CA. (June 11, 2018).

Abarbanel, Brett L, "Overview of the Esports Betting Landscape," Kansspelautoriteit, Den Haag, Netherlands. (May 23, 2018).

Abarbanel, Brett L, GamiFIN Conference, "Games, Gambling, and Gamblification," University Consortium Pori, Pori, Finland. (May 21, 2018).

Abarbanel, Brett L (Panelist), Stegelmann, Lars (Moderator), Kuerten, Stefan (Panelist), Pommer, Jan (Panelist), Winer, Frederico (Panelist), The SPOT, "Talkback Session: What’s Next in eSports?," Thinksport, Lausanne, Switzerland. (May 16, 2018).

Abarbanel, Brett L, Jones, Connie, Sattar, Omer, IMGL/ABA Gaming Law Minefield Conference, "Compulsive Gaming, Current Trends," International Masters of Gaming Law/American Bar Association, Las Vegas, NV. (March 9, 2018).

Abarbanel, Brett L, Philander, Kahlil (Chair), Miller, Tim, Turner, Nigel, New Horizons in Responsible Gambling Conference, "Research Trends that Will Shape Our Future," British Columbia Lottery Corporation, Vancouver, CA. (February 14, 2018).

Abarbanel, Brett L, Waugh, Daniel, Williams, Jenny, ICE Totally Gaming, "ICE Research Exchange - Bridging the gap between academic research and business of gambling," Clarion Events, London, UK. (February 7, 2018).

Abarbanel, Brett L, Ali, Raian (Presenter), Philander, Kahlil (Presenter), Macey, Joseph (Presenter), Tzimiropoulos, Yorgos, ICE Totally Gaming, "ICE Research Exchange - Research Launchpad," Clarion Events, London, UK. (February 7, 2018).

Abarbanel, Brett L, Smith, Ian, Enright, Brad, Brincat, Carl, ICE Totally Gaming, "Regulatory Update – How are we encouraging responsible gaming?," Clarion Events, London, UK. (February 6, 2018).

Abarbanel, Brett L, National Council of Legislators from Gaming States Winter Meeting 2018, "New and emerging currencies and payment methods," National Council of Legislators from Gaming States, Miami, FL. (January 5, 2018).

2017

Abarbanel, Brett L (Panelist), Harm Minimisation Conference 2017, "Esports 101: Landscape and Stakeholder Perspectives," GambleAware, London, UK. (December 6, 2017).

Abarbanel, Brett L (Panelist), Etches, Marc (Moderator), Smith, Ian (Panelist), Delaney, Luc (Panelist), Enright, Brad (Panelist), Johnson, Mark (Panelist), Källman, Alexander (Panelist), Harm Minimisation Conference 2017, "Esports: the new gambling environment?," GambleAware, London, UK. (December 6, 2017).

Abarbanel, Brett L (Panelist), Etches, Marc (Moderator), Gainsbury, Sally (Panelist), Thomas, Simon (Panelist), Miller, Tim (Panelist), Hood, Vic (Panelist), Humm, Joe (Panelist), Harm Minimisation Conference 2017, "Where & when does gaming become gambling?," GambleAware, London, UK. (December 6, 2017).

Abarbanel, Brett L, Waugh, Dan, Forrest, David, Gainsbury, Sally, McHale, Ian, Problem gambling and gambling-related harm amongst high-end casino players, The Ritz Club and Regulus Partners, London, UK. (December 5, 2017).

Abarbanel, Brett L, Waugh, Dan, Forrest, David, Responsible Gambling – Whose Responsibility is it Anyway?, Hippodrome Casino and Regulus Partners, London, UK. (December 5, 2017).

Abarbanel, Brett L, Gainsbury, Sally, Seminar on the Future of Gambling and Data-Driven Responsible Gambling, "Best practices for prevention and public education," National Council on Problem Gambling (Singapore), Singapore, Singapore. (November 8, 2017).

Abarbanel, Brett L, Gainsbury, Sally, Seminar on the Future of Gambling and Data-Driven Responsible Gambling, "Convergence of gambling and gaming in digital media," National Council on Problem Gambling (Singapore), Singapore, Singapore. (November 8, 2017).

Abarbanel, Brett L, Gainsbury, Sally, Seminar on the Future of Gambling and Data-Driven Responsible Gambling, "Customised responsible gambling messaging as a tool to encourage help-seeking," National Council on Problem Gambling (Singapore), Singapore, Singapore. (November 8, 2017).

Abarbanel, Brett L, Seminar on the Future of Gambling and Data-Driven Responsible Gambling, "The future of gambling spaces – rise of Esports," National Council on Problem Gambling (Singapore), Singapore, Singapore. (November 8, 2017).

Lukasik, John, Abarbanel, Brett L, Harrah College of Hospitality and IGI Research Week Showcase & Reception, "Esports Enthusiasts and Gamers: Motivations, Behaviors, and Attitudes towards Gambling," Harrah College of Hospitality & International Gaming Institute, Las Vegas, NV. (October 11, 2017).

Cho, Ray, Soligo, Marta, Hoffman, Shekinah, Bernhard, Bo J, Abarbanel, Brett L, Harrah College of Hospitality and IGI Research Week Showcase & Reception, "Globalization, Homogenization, and the Gaming Industry: The Expansion and Exportation of the Integrated Resort Product," Harrah College of Hospitality & International Gaming Institute, Las Vegas, NV. (October 11, 2017).

Abarbanel, Brett L, UNLV Research Week Kickoff, "UNLV Research Week Kickoff - Brett Abarbanel," UNLV, Las Vegas, NV. (October 9, 2017).

Abarbanel, Brett L, Stutz, Howard, Graboyes, Blaine, Lowenstein, Darion, Walther, Steve, Sirianni, Steve, Global Gaming Expo (G2E), "Skill Gaming Media Panel," American Gaming Association, Las Vegas, NV. (October 5, 2017).

Abarbanel, Brett L, Grove, Chris, Hannigan, Jud, Walker, Lovell, Edwards, Kingsley, Cribbs, Jason, Global Gaming Expo (G2E), "Esports Media Panel," American Gaming Association, Las Vegas, NV. (October 3, 2017).

Abarbanel, Brett L, Smith, Paris, Crystal, Stephen, Global Gaming Expo (G2E), "Esports Betting: The Global Outlook," American Gaming Association, Las Vegas, NV. (October 2, 2017).

Gainsbury, Sally M (Author), Abarbanel, Brett L (Author & Presenter), Butler, Jeffrey V (Author), Philander, Kahlil S (Author & Presenter), Mkrtchyan, Narek, 18th Annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction, "Customized Responsible Gambling Messaging as a Tool to Encourage Help-Seeking," National Center for Responsible Gambling, Las Vegas, NV. (October 1, 2017).

Abarbanel, Brett L, US Japan Business Council Summit on Integrated Resorts in Japan, "Responsible Gambling Tools and Practices," US Japan Business Council, Tokyo, Japan. (September 13, 2017).

Chapman, Michael (Moderator), Abarbanel, Brett L (Panelist), Schorr, Seth, Bennison, Karl, Blau, Melissa, Casino eSports Conference, "Esports 101 (Overview)," Gameacon, Las Vegas, NV. (September 7, 2017).

Abarbanel, Brett L, IGT University, "Gaming Market Analysis and Trends," IGT, Bogotá, Colombia. (August 2017).

Abarbanel, Brett L, XLIVE Esports Summit, "Insights and Trends on Esports Gambling," XLIVE, New York, NY. (August 23, 2017).

Abarbanel, Brett L (Moderator), Morrison, Ryan (Panelist), Smith, Ian (Panelist), 2nd Annual Summit on Sports and Gambling, "Esports Betting Is Happening In The U.S. Now What?," National Council on Problem Gambling, Portland, OR. (July 19, 2017).

Abarbanel, Brett L (Panelist), Devlin-Brown, Arlo (Moderator), Blau, Melissa (Panelist), Irvin, Stuart (Panelist), Smith, Ian (Panelist), IAGA International Gaming Summit, "Cashing in on Call of Duty - Is There a Way to Monetize eSports?," International Association of Gaming Advisors, New York City, NY. (May 30, 2017 - June 1, 2017).

Abarbanel, Brett L (Moderator), Philander, Kahlil S (Panelist), Sanna, Russell (Panelist), IAGA Global Responsible Gaming Forum, "The Latest in Responsible Gambling Research and  the Debate Surrounding Research Funding: Part 1, Research Roundtable," International Association of Gaming Advisors, New York City, NY. (May 30, 2017).

Abarbanel, Brett L, IGT University, "Gaming Market Analysis and Trends," IGT, Buenos Aires, Argentina. (April 2017).

Abarbanel, Brett L, The Blurring of Gambling and Gaming: Implications for Responsible Gambling, "Esports Events and Spectatorship," Canadian Partnership for Responsible Gambling, Toronto, Canada. (April 20, 2017 - April 21, 2017).

Abarbanel, Brett L, Esports and Esports Betting Workshop, "What are Esports?," UNLV International Center for Gaming Regulation, Las Vegas, NV. (March 23, 2017).

Abarbanel, Brett L, Summit: The Future of Esports in Las Vegas, "Role of UNLV IGI in Esports in Las Vegas," Esports Integrity Coalition, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. (February 14, 2017).

Abarbanel, Brett L, ICE Totally Gaming, "Gaming of the Future: Esports," Clarion Events/UNLV International Center for Gaming Regulation, London, UK. (February 6, 2017).

2016

Bernhard, B. J. (December 2016). Why Las Vegas Is Smart. UNLV Center for Business and Economic Research Economic Outlook Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Bernhard, B. J. (October 2016). Research on Gambling People: Pokie Perspectives From Afar. Clubs New South Wales (Australia) conference, Gold Coast, Australia.

Abarbanel, B. (September 2016). The future of gambling spaces: eSports and the world of competitive video gaming. 11th European Conference on Gambling Studies and Policy Issues, Lisbon, Portugal.

Bernhard, B. J. (September 2016) CEO Panel. Global Gaming Expo (G2E), Las Vegas, NV.

Bernhard, B. J. (August 2016). The Gaming Debates. Boyd School of Law Gaming Law Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Bernhard, B. J. (July 2016). The Future of Gambling Research. National Council on Problem Gambling Annual Conference, New York, NY.

Bernhard, B. J. (July 2016). PED Talk: On the Shoulders of Giants. National Council on Problem Gambling Annual Conference, New York, NY.

Bernhard, B. J. (June 2016). Why Las Vegas Is Smart. Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Bernhard, B. J. (May 2016). Bank Secrecy Act Conference, Nevada Bar Association, Las Vegas, NV.

Bernhard, B. J. (May 2016). Responsible Gaming and Social Impacts. Ainsworth Gaming (Australia), PLUS Center, Las Vegas, NV.

Bernhard, B. J. (March 2016). Regulating Gambling Behavior and Business. Behördenspiegel Meetings (German Academic Journal), Berlin, Germany.

Abarbanel, B. (February, 2016). A review of Bermuda problem and responsible gambling policy. Invited address at the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission, Hamilton, Bermuda.

Abarbanel, B. L. (February 2016). eSports - the rise of competitive video gaming. Invited presentation at the New Horizons in Responsible Gambling Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Bernhard, B. J. (February 2016). The New UNLV International Center for Gaming Regulation. American Bar Association Gaming Law Minefield Conference, American Bar Association, Las Vegas, NV.

Bernhard, B. J. (February 2016). Twenty Years of Responsible Gaming: A Retrospective. British Columbia Lottery Corp Annual Conference (New Horizons), Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Bernhard, B. J. & Governor Sandoval. (January 2016) Technology and the New Nevada" Event at CES, "Gaming Technology Commercialization and Development. CES, Las Vegas, NV.

2015

Bernhard, B. (2015). Integrated Resorts: Academic Presentations. Presented to Japanese Cabinet Secretariat and Japanese Diet, International Gaming Institute, January 16.

Bernhard, B. & Philander, K. (2015). From Untegrated to Integrated to Outegrated Resort.” Keynote at the British Columbia Lottery Corp Annual Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, February 3.

Bernhard, B. (2015). Learning from Las Vegas, Learning from Macao. Keynote at the 3rd Annual Asia Pacific Conference on Gambling and Commercial Gaming Research. Beijing, China, April 14.

Bernhard, B. (2015). Introduction: Understanding Gaming Regulation from a Global Perspective. Presented to the Saipan Gaming Control Board, Las Vegas, NV April 20.

Bernhard, B. (2015). Multi-disciplinary Perspectives on Problem Gambling. Keynote at the Washington State Conference on Problem Gambling. Seattle, WA, April 28.

Bernhard, B. & Cabot, A. (2015). Developing a Regulatory Strategy. Presented to Japanese Cabinet Secretariat and Japanese Diet (national government), Las Vegas, NV, May 29.

Abarbanel, B. L. (October 2015). Gambling and globalization. Invited address at Macao Polytechnic Institute, Macao SAR, China.

Bernhard, B. (2015). Why Las Vegas Is Smart: How the Science of Intelligence Bends in Our Direction. Lunch address to SWITCH/INNEVATION, Las Vegas, NV, October 29.

Lucas, Anthony F. (November 19, 2015). Challenging Operating Paradigms in IRs: What do the data say? Lecture – presented at the UNR/UNLV Executive Development Program, Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

Lucas, Anthony F. (September 15, 2015). Estimating the ability of gamblers to detect differences in the par settings of reel slot machines. Keynote Lecture – presented at the 2015 Colombia Showroom Event, Bogota, Colombia.

St. John, Sarah A., Andrea Dassopoulos and Bo J. Bernhard. 2015. “The Nevada Problem Gambling Project: Evaluating Treatment and Identifying Underserved Communities.” Presented at the 9th Annual Nevada State Conference on Problem Gambling. Las Vegas, NV.

Yoseloff, Mark. 2015. "Math and Gaming Regulation--What Metrics Are Really Important in Gaming Regulation." Gaming Law Conference. William S. Boyd School of Law, UNLV. Las Vegas, NV. September 2.

Yoseloff, Mark. 2015. Presentation: "Table Game Innovation--The Way Forward for Game Inventors." Cutting Edge Table Games Conference. Las Vegas, NV. November 15.

2013

"The Gaming Day: Explorations of Problem Gambling Impacts." Invited keynote presentation to Swenska Spel (Swedish Government Agency), University of Stockholm, Sweden, June 17, 2013.

"Responsible Gaming Around the World: An Updated Global Scan." Invited keynote address at the British Columbia Lottery Corp's New Horizons Annual conference, Vancouver, Canada, January 28, 2013.

"Houston: A Model for Casino Development." Lunch keynote to the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States, January 4, 2013.

Abarbanel, B. (November 2013). Mapping the Online Gambling e-Servicescape. Invited address for Raha-automaattiyhdistys (Slot Manufacturing Company and Casino Operator). Helsinki, Finland.

Abarbanel, B. (November 2013). Bridging the Disciplinary Gap. Invited seminar address at Article Publishing in Gambling Studies – And Beyond. Helsinki, Finland.