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Mar 23, 2017

Dr. Bo Bernhard, one of the world’s leading figures in the study of gambling addiction and the executive director of the University of Nevada Las Vegas’s International Gaming Institute was recently in Sydney as part of a two-week trade mission to Australia.

Mar 20, 2017

With the prospect of sports betting being legalized nationwide, UNLV is hosting a two-day seminar in April to help regulators and policy makers understand its dynamics.

Mar 9, 2017

MGM Resorts has a message for problem gamblers: We’re here for you. Later this year, the company will roll out a new program called GameSense, which puts trained advisors in casinos to share the message that gambling can become a dangerous addiction.

Feb 23, 2017

When the fun stops and gambling becomes a problem for an individual, seeking help could be difficult for some.

Feb 22, 2017

MGM Resorts International by the end of the year will introduce a new program to reinforce responsible gambling among its players in a bid to normalize the conversation about compulsive play.

Feb 13, 2017

An organization co-founded by Downtown Grand Chairman Seth Schorr dedicated to promoting Nevada in the e-sports industry launched on Thursday. The goal of the Nevada Esports Alliance (NVEA) is to advance the development of Nevada as a global e-sports hub as the video gaming and gambling industries continue to overlap.

Feb 13, 2017

A group of businesses, advocates and academics have formed an association focused on advancing the development of Nevada as a global hub for esports. The Nevada Esports Alliance is a new non-profit organization that plans to boost the state as the center of the convergence of video gaming and the casino industry.

Feb 7, 2017

Attending conferences related to ones chosen field is a requirement if a business person wants to excel and be engaged.

Jan 12, 2017

Lost in some of the commentary about what’s ahead for the gaming industry in 2017 is the ongoing “Las Vegasization” of Macau.

Jan 12, 2017

Technology is changing the gaming industry rapidly. Brett Abarbanel’s job is to make sure the International Gaming Institute (IGI) at UNLV never falls behind through all of these changes.

Jan 11, 2017

Whether it’s an Olli or a NAVLY, Southern Nevadans and tourists could be getting around busy areas of the valley in driverless shuttles in the near future.

Dec 8, 2016

The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance recently signed a memorandum of understanding with UNLV’s Small Business Development Center to increase its reach in the advance of developing small business and entrepreneurs.

Nov 15, 2016

Dan Stewart is vice president of development at the Gardner Co., which recently was chosen by the UNLV Research Foundation to develop the Harry Reid Research and Technology Park. Construction on two buildings at the park, including a 100,000-square-foot space for a specialty pharmacy, began last year. Gardner Co. is recruiting additional tenants to the park.

Oct 27, 2016

Brett Abarbanel gave Yogonet an inside scoop on the new eSports lab at the University of Nevada's International Gaming Institute (IGI) which aims to serve as an innovation and research center for the gambling industry.

Oct 12, 2016

UNLV is partnering with the aerospace company Lockheed Martin to help take humans further into space than ever before.

Oct 3, 2016

It’s a game resembling Bejeweled and Candy Crush and its inventors, two 20-year-old students from UNLV, think it could be the first skill-based game to enter casinos.

Sep 29, 2016

Where is the innovation in casino gaming?

It’s a simple question and one Mark Yoseloff, executive director of UNLV’s Center for Gaming Innovation, seemed to ask repeatedly during his presentation at the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) on Wednesday.

Aug 17, 2016

“Eat right” — it’s usually one of the first bits of advice doled out to any dieter.

But counting every calorie and tracking grams of sugar and fat in a diet can be a hassle, one many dieters put off or avoid entirely.