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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.

Aug 16, 2016

The collective groaning by all who spend time in classrooms can mean only one thing: It’s back-to-school time in Southern Nevada.

Aug 10, 2016

Sands China held its annual Responsible Gaming Team Training Program at The Venetian Macao, for the fourth consecutive year, Monday and yesterday, attracting nearly 80 participants.

Aug 3, 2016

The Office of Economic Development at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), creates partnerships that support economic and workplace development, attracts industry-sponsored research, and develops and protects intellectual property. Through sponsored research, companies partner with UNLV’s faculty and student populations to gain new knowledge, a deeper level of expertise, and greater awareness of applications for new technologies.

Aug 2, 2016

UNLV and the University of Sydney plan to collaborate on interactive gambling research including the study of addiction, Gov. Brian Sandoval announced on Monday in a memorandum of understanding between the two universities.

Jul 19, 2016

I was originally interested in women’s health and pediatrics as an undergraduate, [but] a medical-anthropology course just blew my mind. I fell in love with this notion that to really understand people and how they’re doing, you need to understand them in this broad cross-cultural perspective.