In The News: International Gaming Institute
It was a brief moment near the end of another Nevada Gaming Commission meeting.
As Japan continues to look at the development of integrated resorts (IR), many people engaged and following the market are focused on the IR Implementation Bill. While it is important to know the regulatory framework, it is just as important for operators and interested parties to understand the importance of responsible gaming measures. This second bill that has sometimes been overlooked in recent months focuses on this topic.
Esports is breaking yet another major barrier in the Las Vegas valley. Not only are fans able to watch major events in the new Esports Arena, but they can now bet on video games.
The academic world has historically — and sometimes deservingly — held a reputation for remaining shut away in the ivory tower, and communication channels between gambling academics and the industry stakeholders they study have not always been clear. This isn’t a new topic to academics, where the discussion of knowledge translation dates back to the 1950s.
The first Las Vegas venue dedicated to esports opened in Luxor Casino and Resort Thursday, giving the competitive gaming scene one of its most prominent stages yet.
Brittney Martino, a student at UNLV spent her time in a Gambling Innovation class developing a new type of card shoe that could make edge sorting impossible. She has now been granted a patent for her invention. The UNLV class has also produced a prototype model.
Some history will be made on the Las Vegas Strip on Thursday.
Robert Hunter would have shied away from a feature in the newspaper.
A new type of competition is emerging in Las Vegas and its expanding to the collegiate world.
Those in town for the Mountain West Basketball Championships will also get to see another college sport taking the country by storm at the Cox Pavilion near Thomas & Mack.
This weekend UNLV is hosting the first ever Mountain West Esports Showdown. Gamers from UNLV will compete against Boise State.
In recognition of "Problem Gambling Awareness Month", Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) is holding Responsible Gaming Ambassador trainings in Las Vegas March 6-8 that will train more than 80 Team Members on the front lines to identify problem behavior and get help to compulsive gamblers.