In The News: Office of Economic Development

Casino Beats
February 5, 2021

Entain and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas have teamed-up to debut the Black Fire Women’s Innovation Igniter, which is described as a first of its kind initiative.

Calvin Ayre
February 5, 2021

Back when we had in person conferences, one of the common comments was regarding the lack of female presenters and attendees. Entain is hoping to change that, having announced their partnership with the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), Women’s Innovation Igniter.

Yogonet
February 5, 2021

Entain and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) announced on Thursday a new, groundbreaking partnership to launch the Women’s Innovation Igniter, an academic, technology, innovation, and mentoring program designed to provide UNLV undergraduate and graduate women with a pathway toward successful careers in the sports betting, gaming, and technology industries.

CDC Gaming Reports
February 5, 2021

Jan Jones Blackhurst has often wondered why more women are not gaming equipment designers – particularly slot machines.

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 5, 2021

UNLV and Entain are teaming up to get more women into the sports betting, gaming and technology industries. The Black Fire Women’s Innovation Igniter is set to launch in August with an initial class of 20.

Pahrump Valley Times
November 25, 2020

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development has expanded a program statewide through Nevada’s two universities to help technology entrepreneurs earn federal grant funding to support early-stage development of their businesses or innovations.

EdTech
August 13, 2020

Visitors flock to Las Vegas for its glitzy resorts and casinos, stylish restaurants and vibrant entertainment and nightlife scene. In recent years, however, city leaders have recognized the need to expand beyond the appeal of a tourist destination.

KNPR News
August 12, 2020

Is Southern Nevada on the verge of a tech revolution or is it just getting with the times?

KNPR News
August 12, 2020

Is Southern Nevada on the verge of a tech revolution or is it just getting with the times?

Zero Uno
March 11, 2020

Nutanix , Caesars Entertainment and UNLV have announced the collaboration to enhance Black Fire Innovation a hub where new ideas for the gaming and hospitality sectors are tested and tested, with the aim of accelerating innovation in these areas.

Inkedin
February 21, 2020

Nutanix Software has partnered with Caesars Entertainment and UNLV to operate the Black Fire Innovation research and technology centre.

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 8, 2020

Beginning in World War II and continuing through the Cold War, public-sector biomedical and technology research led to discoveries that produced unprecedented economic and job growth, reshaped the aerospace and pharmaceutical industries and led to new inventions such as computers and the internet.