Accomplishments: International Gaming Institute

July 7, 2022
Marta Soligo (International Gaming Institute and Sociology) delivered a keynote speech earlier this month at the webinar “Film Tourism: Destination Branding and Experience” organized by the Bali Dwipa University in collaboration with the Bali Tourism Board. Soligo’s presentation centered around film-induced tourism, focusing on tourism planning,…
June 3, 2022
Marta Soligo (International Gaming Institute and Sociology) gave a presentation last month at the Sustainable Tourism Africa Summit 2022. Her speech centered around sustainable tourism, popular culture, and the post-pandemic recovery.
April 26, 2022
Kasra Ghaharian (Hospitality and International Gaming Institute) spoke on an expert panel at the 2022 Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention. The panel, Responsible Gaming in the Digital Age, addressed how advances in technology are impacting consumer protection policy and practices in the gambling industry.
April 12, 2022
Marta Soligo (International Gaming Institute and Sociology) published the chapter "Playing with Heritage: Gambling and Venice's Tradition" in The Casino, Card and Betting Game Reader: Communities, Cultures and Play (Bloomsbury Publishing). The chapter focuses on heritage tourism and gambling in Venice, centering around topics such as collective…
March 24, 2022
Brett Abarbanel (International Gaming Institute) and Shane Kraus (Psychology) and colleagues from the Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School recently published a paper, "Examining Responsible Gambling Program Awareness and Engagement Trends and Relationships with Gambling Beliefs and Behaviors: A Three-Wave Study of Customers from a…
March 16, 2022
Tiange Xu (Hospitality), Brett Abarbanel (International Gaming Institute), and Shane Kraus (Psychology) presented a poster, "Problem Gambling and Mental Health Disorders among Undergraduate Students during the COVID-19 Pandemic", at the 2022 New Horizons In Responsible Gambling Conference.
December 8, 2021
Sojeong Lee, Toni Repetti, Ashok Singh (all Hospitality) and Bo Bernhard (Economic Development and International Gaming Institute) have published an article, "The Impacts of a Smoking Ban on Gaming Volume in a South Korea Casino," in The Journal of Gaming Business and Economics. The number of countries and cities implementing smoking bans has…
December 7, 2021
Marta Soligo (International Gaming Institute and Sociology) published a post in the blog Northern Notes, produced by the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds in the UK. In the post, Soligo analyzes tourism through the lens of social problems, touching on topics such as inclusivity for minorities, accessibility for…
December 3, 2021
Sojeong Lee, ,Toni Repetti, Ashok Singh (all Hospitality), and Bo Bernhard (Economic Development and International Gaming Institute) have published an article, "The Impacts of a Smoking Ban on Gaming Volume in a South Korea Casino" in The Journal of Gambling Business and Economics. The number of countries and cities implementing smoking bans has…
November 8, 2021
Brett Abarbanel (International Gaming Institute) has been appointed to a three-year term on the Nevada Gaming Control Board's (GCB) first-ever Esports Technical Advisory Committee, which was created in accordance with a measure enacted during the 2021 legislative session. The seven-person committee will make recommendations to the GCB that address…
November 2, 2021
Brett Abarbanel (International Gaming Institute, Hospitality) was featured in a video interview with Asia Gaming Brief on the crossover between video games, gamification, and gambling games. 
October 22, 2021
Tiange Xu (Hospitality) received a $3,000 research stipend award from UNLV's International Gaming Institute and the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling for his research study examining problem gambling and mental health disorders in Nevadan university students. His mentors for the project are Brett Abarbanel (International Gaming Institute) and…