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Local students get hands-on experience in the hospitality industry through the Young Executive Scholars program. Bonus: A preview of TEDxUNLV.
As gaming proliferates nationwide, what becomes of women who become addicted, and turn to crime? An Eadington Fellow aims to find out.
Vegas native Bo Bernhard’s research on the city’s top industry, hospitality and gaming, informs billion-dollar business decisions around the world and closer to home.
A collection of recent news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.
At the inaugural Mountain West Esports Showdown, UNLV’s 8-bit esports team made history by winning the championship.
Some of the best teams in collegiate gaming will meet as UNLV’s "8-Bit Esports" takes on Boise State in the inaugural Mountain West Esports Showdown.
8-bit Esports member Yzzi Ocampo on the challenges female gamers face and the community she found on UNLV's campus.
The computer science major on taking a nonconventional career path and coaching UNLV's Overwatch team to esports success.
The co-founder of UNLV’s first esports organization on building community among gamers and UNLV’s chances of winning its first Mountain West Showdown.
The team captain for 8-bit Esports club on choosing UNLV and his plans to parlay his pastime into a career.
College esports competition planned for March 8-10 at UNLV in conjunction with Mountain West Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships.
In an only-in-Las Vegas program, UNLV students are constructing the future of casino games.
Criminal justice professor Melissa Rorie digs into the relationship between Nevada's casinos and its gaming regulators.
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International Gaming Institute In The News
There are many, many shows to see in Las Vegas, but this one is different. On every other stage, you can see acrobats, rock stars, pop sensations, magicians, DJs, and comedians galore, but none of them do quite what Santiago Michel does. For now, at least.
The EBU has played an important role in following the potential of esports for a number of years, holding its first Master Class for member broadcasters back in 2016. The EBU currently works with the esports industry to offer sports-simulation games to members, but also with the EBU News Exchange offering the possibility to access esports content for free use by all EBU Members, along with industry highlights, reports and news coverage. Some 15 member broadcasters in Europe are already very active in this sphere.
There's a lot of work to be done and decisions to be made, starting with whether states will legalize the practice.
Carnegie Mellon University announced the launch of what it says is the nation's first bachelor's degree in artificial intelligence, which the Pittsburgh institution hopes will extend its brand as a computer science training hub. The private research institution, which already offers nearly a dozen courses with AI theory and practical training, built the degree program's curriculum around mathematics, computational modeling and statistics, among other topics.
Over 15,000 visitors are expected to make footfall at The Venetian Macao from May 15 to 17 when Asia’s Global Gaming Expo kicks off for the twelfth year running. This edition will comprise four main tracks: The Future of Gaming; The Future of Integrated Resorts; The Future of Digital Content & Technology, and IAGA Best Practices Institute.
International Gaming Institute Experts
Director of Research, International Gaming Institute
An expert in gambling and esports.
Professor, Sociology and Hotel Management
An expert on gaming and society, Bernhard has been featured on CNN, The Discovery Channel, the BBC, and The History Channel.
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
An expert in property law and community and economic development.