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Bo Bernhard was named executive director of the International Gaming Institute (IGI) at the UNLV Harrah Hotel College. IGI is a nonprofit academic center that offers research and educational programs for the global gaming industry.
Bernhard’s award-winning body of research has spanned more than 15 years and has been widely cited by academic, industry and governmental institutions.
Bernhard’s projects have been prominently featured in local and national media outlets (including CNN, PBS, NPR, The New York Times, The Australian Broadcasting Channel, and The History Channel). He has directed more than $1 million in grant-funded research projects, on subjects ranging from the socio-economic impacts of gaming industries to biological drivers of gambling behavior to Internet gaming policy.