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Director of Research, International Gaming Institute
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An expert on gaming and society, Bernhard has been featured on CNN, The Discovery Channel, the BBC, and The History Channel.
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International Gaming Institute News
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.
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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.