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International Gaming Institute News

The UNLV International Gaming Institute (IGI) is committed to providing cutting-edge insights to the global gaming industry. IGI provides research and programs to more than 50 jurisdictions across the globe—to leaders in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

Current International Gaming Institute News

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People | August 2, 2021

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Campus News | July 9, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting remembrance and improvement at UNLV.

Campus News | June 8, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting celebration, health, and progress at UNLV.

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Campus News | May 11, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting remembrance, recovery, and progress at UNLV.

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Campus News | April 14, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting health, recovery, and celebration at UNLV.

Campus News | March 11, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.

International Gaming Institute In The News

Newswire
September 24, 2021

The Entain Foundation US is to fund the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) for a pioneering betting and gaming research initiative which, for the first time in the States, combines scientific research with operational expertise to apply best practice in responsible gambling, policy, and health.

CDC Gaming Reports Inc.
September 24, 2021

Most, if not all gaming operators, have protocols and programs in place to help gamblers with issues.

Inkedin
September 23, 2021

For the first time in the United States, the Entain Foundation US will provide a seed grant to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, for a groundbreaking betting and gaming research initiative that will combine scientific research with operational expertise to apply best practise in responsible gambling, policy, and health.

Casino Beats
September 23, 2021

The Entain Foundation US is to provide a founding grant to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, for a pioneering betting and gaming research initiative which would combine scientific research with operational expertise to apply best practice in responsible gambling, policy and health for the first time in the US.

iGB
September 22, 2021

Entain’s charity division the Entain Foundation US has partnered with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) for a betting and gaming research initiative.

Carson Now
September 22, 2021

Although there are strong links between problem gambling and suicidal tendencies, there is hope. Free and low-cost treatment options are available for Nevadans struggling with problem gambling.

International Gaming Institute Experts

An expert in gambling and esports.
An expert in sports betting, gaming policy and regulation, legislative affairs, and workplace sexual harrassment. 
An expert on gaming and society, Bernhard has been featured on CNN, The Discovery Channel, the BBC, and The History Channel.
An expert in hospitality innovation, business development, esports, and technology incubation. 
An expert in gaming law.
A longtime industry executive and leading international expert on responsible gaming. 

Recent International Gaming Institute Accomplishments

September 22, 2021
Kasra Ghaharian (Hospitality and International Gaming Institute) recently presented alongside other experts at the The European Lotteries and World Lottery Association Responsible Worldwide Webinar Week to address the implications of payments modernization for responsible gambling and the potential role of data science in addressing gambling-...
September 17, 2021
Brett Abarbanel (International Gaming Institute and Hospitality) recently moderated a panel at the Esports Insider ESI Digital Summer, entitled "Identifying sources of revenue and growth sectors of the esports industry", in which she and several esports industry CEOs discussed revenue opportunities in the metaverse. Abarbanel presented an invited...
August 30, 2021
Andrea "Andi" Dassopoulos (International Gaming Institute) has been awarded $355,000 in fiscal year funding to continue her work with the Nevada Problem Gambling Project and responsible gambling awareness. 
June 2, 2021
Bo Bernhard (International Gaming Institute) gave the opening keynote at the Australian Gaming and Leadership Conference at The Star Hotel Casino in Sydney, Australia, last month. This was the first in-person national industry gathering post-COVID, and Bernhard's presentation was the only one presented remotely — prerecorded and produced in the...
May 21, 2021
Brett Abarbanel and Bo Bernhard (International Gaming Institute) and Ashok K. Singh and Anthony Lucas (Hospitality) presented the paper "A comparison of CB-SEM and PLS-SEM in validating online casino e-servicescape theory"  at the virtual conference GLOSERV 2021, May 10-13, 2021,  jointly organized by University of South Florida and University of...
May 11, 2021
Brett Abarbanel (International Gaming Institute) spoke with Mark Johnson (University of Sydney) on the subject of gamblification in video game streaming platforms as part of the University of Sydney's Gather Series. The session is available to view on demand.