In The News: International Gaming Institute

The Nevada Independent
January 22, 2020

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.

Las Vegas Review Journal
January 13, 2020

Jan Jones Blackhurst has spent most of her professional career pressing against the glass ceiling.

CDC Gaming Reports Inc.
January 8, 2020

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.

Vegas Inc
January 8, 2020

Jan Jones Blackhurst was recently named chief executive in residence at the UNLV International Gaming Institute.

YOGONET
December 24, 2019

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.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
December 17, 2019

Battle Born Girls Innovate is a new program UNLV created this year to help eighth-grade girls at Title I schools.

CDC Gaming Reports Inc.
December 10, 2019

Longtime gaming attorney-turned law professor Anthony Cabot said companies at the recent Global Gaming Expo promoted software that used artificial intelligence for marketing and commercializing purposes in casinos.

KESQ News
November 14, 2019

People around the Coachella Valley depend on tourism to drive our local economy. Experts say approximately half of our jobs are in some way connected to tourism or hospitality. Protecting them is vitally important.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
November 4, 2019

Several dozen middle schoolers played video games and toured the esports arena at the Luxor casino-resort this week as part of a new program working to get girls excited about careers in science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

Associated Press
November 2, 2019

Several dozen middle schoolers played video games and toured the esports arena at the Luxor casino-resort this week as part of a new program working to get girls excited about careers in science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

Whittier Daily News
November 1, 2019

ICYMI, we published the annual Southern California Casino Guide Monday (you may have seen our special email to you loyal Casino Insider subscribers), but since everyone likes to eat we wanted to highlight our list of all of the restaurants at the area’s casinos.

Las Vegas Review Journal
October 31, 2019

It marked the first time Sydney Ferguson played the online game Fortnite, especially on equipment used during tournaments at the HyperX Esports Arena inside the Luxor.