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.
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This alumna-turned-employee savors the small moments in life and work at UNLV's International Gaming Institute.
A collection of stories featuring interesting discoveries driven by UNLV that have made news in 2019.
A collection of local, national, and international news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.
UNLV gaming researcher explores the potential impacts of cheating in a burgeoning industry.
UNLV faculty and students honored with Service-Learning, Community-Based Research, Faculty/Staff Outreach, and Student Service awards.
International Gaming Institute In The News
The year is 2022, and you’ve just pulled up a seat at one of thousands of glittering slot machines on the Las Vegas Strip. As the multi-colored patchwork of jackpots dances on-screen, something new pops up: your name, greeting you like an old friend.
Jan Jones Blackhurst has spent most of her professional career pressing against the glass ceiling.
Former Caesars Entertainment executive Jan Jones Blackhurst will join UNLV’s International Gaming Institute as chief executive in residence where she will look to expand the organization’s executive development program, which provides a leadership academy for gaming industry professionals.
Jan Jones Blackhurst was recently named chief executive in residence at the UNLV International Gaming Institute.
The IGI of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, says each US state legislature must make policy decisions that are unique to its jurisdiction as regards sports betting. They warn that if tax structures and fees are too high, those wishing to place bets may turn to a neighboring jurisdiction or the illegal market. Both online gaming and sports betting are ripe for innovations, as disruptive technologies and new offerings have already begun to emerge, the IGI says.
Battle Born Girls Innovate is a new program UNLV created this year to help eighth-grade girls at Title I schools.