In The News: International Gaming Institute
As the nation debates how to establish and operate casinos via integrated resorts, it must take measures to keep the yakuza out and manage not only problem gambling but also develop a responsible drinking policy for the casino floor, a group of U.S. experts said in two new reports.
Few college players willingly abandon a match of Overwatch to attend class, but Robert Rippee’s esports lab at UNLV may be the most fun a gamer can have without a controller.
UNLV is the first major university to offer an academic course and lab centered on esports.
UNLV has partnered with Millennial Esports this semester to teach students about the business side of the competitive video game circuit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.