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UNLV named Mary S. Croughan as its new vice president for Research and Economic Development, effective July 31.
Concerns about Sin City’s temptations have kept the NFL out of Las Vegas for years, but the relocation of the Oakland Raiders represents a shift in approach that some gaming industry experts say could beckon a new era in sports gambling.
Nevada is currently the only state allowed to perform full-fledged sports gaming operations, but that might change soon.
From helping pass legislation prohibiting sports betting in all but a few states to threatening casinos for using the words “Super Bowl” to promote their, um, “big game” parties, the NFL has a long-contentious history with Las Vegas.
The Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute at UNLV has purchased the arts, literature and culture magazine The Believer. Joshua Wolf Shenk, BMI’s executive director and writer-in-residence, said BMI now is seeking a managing editor for the bimonthly journal, whose editorial operations will move from San Francisco to Las Vegas.
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.
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.
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.
When the fun stops and gambling becomes a problem for an individual, seeking help could be difficult for some.
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.
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.
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.
Attending conferences related to ones chosen field is a requirement if a business person wants to excel and be engaged.
Lost in some of the commentary about what’s ahead for the gaming industry in 2017 is the ongoing “Las Vegasization” of Macau.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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