In The News: International Gaming Institute

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 22, 2017

MGM Resorts International by the end of the year will introduce a new program to reinforce responsible gambling among its players in a bid to normalize the conversation about compulsive play.

Mass Live
February 22, 2017

MGM Resorts International, the company behind the $950 million casino taking shape in the South End, is rolling out problem-gambling prevention programs nationally in response to Massachusetts regulations.

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 21, 2017

The video game industry is picking up speed in Nevada, a new report from the Entertainment Software Association shows.

Las Vegas Sun
February 13, 2017

An organization co-founded by Downtown Grand Chairman Seth Schorr dedicated to promoting Nevada in the e-sports industry launched on Thursday. The goal of the Nevada Esports Alliance (NVEA) is to advance the development of Nevada as a global e-sports hub as the video gaming and gambling industries continue to overlap.

Las Vegas Review Journal
February 13, 2017

A group of businesses, advocates and academics have formed an association focused on advancing the development of Nevada as a global hub for esports. The Nevada Esports Alliance is a new non-profit organization that plans to boost the state as the center of the convergence of video gaming and the casino industry.

Las Vegas Review Journal
January 12, 2017

Lost in some of the commentary about what’s ahead for the gaming industry in 2017 is the ongoing “Las Vegasization” of Macau.

Gaming Today
January 12, 2017

Technology is changing the gaming industry rapidly. Brett Abarbanel’s job is to make sure the International Gaming Institute (IGI) at UNLV never falls behind through all of these changes.

Las Vegas Review Journal
December 14, 2016

Las Vegas’ economy has made big strides since the depths of the recession, when foreclosures, layoffs and bankruptcies were pummeling the valley.

EdTech
December 13, 2016

Look out baseball, football and basketball — you’ve got some competition.

Here & Now
December 9, 2016

Change is afoot in Las Vegas. A new casino resort opened this month and it's catering primarily to Asian tourists. Its signs are in Chinese and English, and the hotel features authentic Chinese food. Two major hotel corporations are now charging for parking at their resorts.

yogonet
October 27, 2016

Brett Abarbanel gave Yogonet an inside scoop on the new eSports lab at the University of Nevada's International Gaming Institute (IGI) which aims to serve as an innovation and research center for the gambling industry.

Las Vegas Review Journal
October 3, 2016

Gov. Brian Sandoval, Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak and large group of supporters of Ainsworth Game Technology celebrated the opening of the company’s 291,000-square-foot North American headquarters in Las Vegas on Friday.