In The News: International Gaming Institute
Look out baseball, football and basketball — you’ve got some competition.
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.
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.
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.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas students will be able to explore the eSports phenomena in today’s popular culture through an innovative new fall course from the International Gaming Institute (IGI).
If there is an ideal vision of how to connect higher education with an industry of the future, UNLV is perhaps the primary example of it.
Video game competitions have certainly evolved from friendly events where the winner simply acquired bragging rights over the loser.
Don't be too hard on a kid playing video games for hours on end. He or she may be working toward a very lucrative career.
The UNLV eSports course recently announced by the university’s International Gaming Institute (IGI) is attracting plenty of attention not only from perspective students but also the casino industry as a whole.
The traditional casino wants somebody to sit down in front of a slot machine and be at that slot machine for hours, because the profit margin on slot machines is as much as 60 percent, writes Drew Harwell in the Washington Post. But a generation of Millennials raised on smartphone games and the Xbox thinks slot machines are boring and for old people, and casinos are using technology to try to change their minds.
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas is set to offer an esports course this fall as part of its International Gaming Institute - a section of the University that specializes in Gambling and Hospitality education.
The International Gaming Institute at the University of Nevada Las Vegas will both harness, and help further, the growth of esports initiatives in the gaming industry with the formation of its new esports lab.