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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.
This '96 alumnus knows there’s no such thing as a rough draft in life.
Two national scholars will conduct research to help inform gaming regulators worldwide during residencies at UNLV.
A compilation of media coverage profiling just a few of the many people of UNLV who made news in 2017.
UNLV researchers made international headlines this year with their discoveries. Here's a round up of some of our top stories of 2017.
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International Gaming Institute In The News
The academic world has historically — and sometimes deservingly — held a reputation for remaining shut away in the ivory tower, and communication channels between gambling academics and the industry stakeholders they study have not always been clear. This isn’t a new topic to academics, where the discussion of knowledge translation dates back to the 1950s.
The first Las Vegas venue dedicated to esports opened in Luxor Casino and Resort Thursday, giving the competitive gaming scene one of its most prominent stages yet.
Brittney Martino, a student at UNLV spent her time in a Gambling Innovation class developing a new type of card shoe that could make edge sorting impossible. She has now been granted a patent for her invention. The UNLV class has also produced a prototype model.
Some history will be made on the Las Vegas Strip on Thursday.
Robert Hunter would have shied away from a feature in the newspaper.
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.