UNLV IGI and Gaming Law Review and Economics Team Up on Dedicated Esports Special Issue

Mar. 31, 2017


Gaming Law Review and Economics (GLRE), the leading peer-reviewed journal addressing important regulatory and economic issues facing today's gaming industry, will be working with the UNLV International Gaming Institute (IGI) to create an esports-themed special issue to publish in October 2017.

IGI's director of research, Dr. Brett Abarbanel, will serve as guest editor for GLRE's esports issue. The IGI takes the lead in gaming research and education, including an innovative course at UNLV that allows students to explore the esports phenomena in popular culture. In addition to the esports expertise she brings to IGI and her guest editor role with GLRE, Abarbanel has in-depth knowledge of global gambling and social science applications, Internet gambling policy and behavior, operations and technology use, and responsible gambling and community relations.

GLRE is the first journal to take an in-depth look at the legal and regulatory ramifications of this nascent sector of the gaming industry. The special issue will include scholarly articles, opinion pieces, and a lively roundtable discussion in which participants from around the world will give a global view of this emerging area of gaming law and economics.

GLRE will be sending out an official call for papers in the coming days and is currently considering manuscript submissions on topics such as legal and regulatory concerns, skins betting, game integrity, and where esports fits into land-based casino's business plans are encouraged. Submissions will be accepted through June 30, 2017. For questions regarding submissions, please contact Managing Editor Dawn Wagner. 

For questions regarding the IGI and any of its experts, please contact Raegen Pietrucha, director of communications for the UNLV Division of Research and Economic Development, at raegen.pietrucha@unlv.edu.