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International Gaming Institute In The News

Apr 25, 2018

Esports is breaking yet another major barrier in the Las Vegas valley. Not only are fans able to watch major events in the new Esports Arena, but they can now bet on video games.

Apr 17, 2018

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.

Mar 26, 2018

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.

Mar 22, 2018

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.

Mar 22, 2018

Some history will be made on the Las Vegas Strip on Thursday.

Mar 13, 2018

Robert Hunter would have shied away from a feature in the newspaper.

Mar 12, 2018

A new type of competition is emerging in Las Vegas and its expanding to the collegiate world.

Mar 9, 2018

Those in town for the Mountain West Basketball Championships will also get to see another college sport taking the country by storm at the Cox Pavilion near Thomas & Mack.

Mar 9, 2018

This weekend UNLV is hosting the first ever Mountain West Esports Showdown. Gamers from UNLV will compete against Boise State.

Feb 7, 2018

With technology advancing more and more every day, it’s not hard to imagine how different our lives will be in a decade. Like Neo in “The Matrix,” FOX5’s Dave Hall took a jump down the rabbit hole to see what that future looks like.

Jan 23, 2018

His words are as bold as his Smurf-colored hair.

Jan 23, 2018

Hoi Wa Pou, the Deputy Director of Macau’s Social Affairs Bureau (IAS), revealed that an increasing number of casino sector employees in the Macau get affected by gambling disorders. As the IAS Deputy Director shared, more than 30% of the individuals who asked the Social Affairs Bureau for professional help to deal with problem gambling were people who work in the city’s casino sector.

Jan 23, 2018

From January to September 2017, over 30 percent of the people who sought help from the Social Affairs Bureau (IAS) due to a gaming disorder were employees in the casino sector, according to IAS deputy director Hoi Wa Pou.

Jan 17, 2018

We live in a technologically-advanced world overrun with smartphones, smart homes, and even self-driving cars. However, the hotel experience has remained largely low-tech. Las Vegas hotels are now beginning to embrace the possibilities of an advanced technological guest experience.

Jan 11, 2018

It takes just minutes for a room service attendant to respond to a text message asking for a soda, bringing the Diet Coke on a tray with a glass of ice and lime wedges, no need for the modern hassle of placing a phone call.

Jan 10, 2018

It takes just minutes for a room service attendant to respond to a text message asking for a soda, bringing the Diet Coke on a tray with a glass of ice and lime wedges, no need for the modern hassle of placing a phone call.

Nov 27, 2017

Two reports issued by UNLV’s International Gaming Institute may influence Japanese lawmakers next year when they begin sifting through the issues of developing full-scale casino resorts in Japan.

Nov 27, 2017

The Japanese government is systematically moving forward, albeit slowly, with legislation that will authorize the development of integrated gaming resorts, a major change for a country that has long prohibited casino gambling. And researchers from UNLV’s International Gaming Institute are helping Japanese officials prepare to build the best gaming industry possible.