In The News: International Gaming Institute

Casino.org
August 16, 2017

Blackjack is the most popular table game in American casinos, due at least in part to its basic structure of trying to beat the dealer’s hand without going over 21, and because of its low house edge. But a student at UNLV’s Center for Gaming Innovation (CGI) is trying to disrupt how the card game is played by offering a new version called Easy Jack.

KVVU-TV: Fox 5
August 15, 2017

Matthew Stream said he has worked in the gaming industry for a while, but he didn't hit it big until this year, when a major casino company picked up a game he developed. Stream said the idea started when he would play one of the most popular card games: blackjack.

Casino.org
August 10, 2017

The tribe isn’t required to publicly disclose revenue at each casino, but the checks it sends to the state are public knowledge. Using effective revenue sharing rates and reviewing payments received, the Miami-Herald has assembled estimated data on the seven gambling venues.

Las Vegas Review Journal
August 4, 2017

The American Gaming Association on Thursday brought its new code of conduct for responsible casino play to the West Coast with a panel of industry representatives explaining how they want customers to have fun without falling into a compulsive gambling trap.

Las Vegas Review Journal
July 19, 2017

Record gross gaming revenue at casinos operated by the nation’s Indian tribes in 2016 has been an economic success story for tribes but has altered the landscape in Reno and Laughlin, two Nevada destinations most affected by the competition.

The Esports Observer
July 7, 2017

Well-known casino and gaming corporation Caesars Entertainment has just opened a brand-new production studio in Las Vegas, and will be planning to feature esports in the new space. Over the weekend, it even hosted its first esports event, a Gears of War pro circuit.

Global Gaming Business Magazine
June 29, 2017

Learning about the operational side of the casino industry today goes beyond how to deal cards or having an understanding of how slot game math works. Gaming—and the hospitality infrastructure that frames it—is big business, and more institutions of higher learning are recognizing this.

KNPR News
June 29, 2017

If you want to bet on sports legally in this country, you have to be in Nevada. But there’s a chance Nevada could lose that exclusivity.

KNPR News
June 29, 2017

If you want to bet on sports legally in this country, you have to be in Nevada. But there’s a chance Nevada could lose that exclusivity.

Asian Review
June 19, 2017

Japan is counting on a big tourism bump from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but the government wants to keep the numbers growing even after the sporting bonanza is over. One possible solution, it hopes, is by opening so-called integrated resorts -- leisure facilities that combine casinos, hotels, shopping centers and more under one roof.

WalletHub
June 14, 2017

Gaming is serious business. Globally, it represents nearly a billion players contributing to an over $100 billion industry. To put that in perspective, video games in 2016 dwarfed total movie-ticket sales around the world by a good $62.5 billion. But it’s just as lucrative of a cash generator in the U.S., where revenues are expected to exceed $25 billion this year.

Casino.org
May 31, 2017

UNLV gaming students recently tipped their hand to Las Vegas casino companies on how they would pitch Japan in trying to win one of the two coveted integrated resort (IR) licenses expected to be issued next year.