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International Gaming Institute News

The UNLV International Gaming Institute (IGI) is committed to providing cutting-edge insights to the global gaming industry. IGI provides research and programs to more than 50 jurisdictions across the globe—to leaders in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

Current International Gaming Institute News

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Campus News | September 1, 2022

A roundup of prominent news stories highlighting university pride, research, and community collaboration.

2022 UNLV Spring Commencement Ceremony for the Graduate College.  May 13, 2022 (Josh Hawkins/UNLV)
Campus News | June 2, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.

UNLV Football players entering Allegiant Stadium
Campus News | May 2, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.

UNLV's first conference tournament championship—and automatic bid to the NCAA Championship—since winning the Big West in 1994. It will be the Lady Rebels first NCAA tournament appearance since 2002. March 9, 2022 (Josh Hawkins/UNLV)
Campus News | April 1, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and student changemakers at UNLV.

a teacher and student in a classroom
Campus News | March 7, 2022

A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.

A man stocking shelfs at the food pantry
Campus News | December 8, 2021

A collection of news stories featuring research and accomplishment at UNLV.

International Gaming Institute In The News

KNPR News
August 25, 2022

Nevada’s economy is built upon the 24-hour party, the “What Happens Here, Stays Here” mantra.

KNPR News
August 25, 2022

Nevada’s economy is built upon the 24-hour party, the “What Happens Here, Stays Here” mantra.

The Street
August 20, 2022

A bold idea has been proposed for Sin City's incredibly busy street that could change the Las Vegas landscape.

CDC Gaming Report
August 16, 2022

Three longtime gaming industry veterans are the newest members of the Gaming Hall of Fame.

Casino.org
July 31, 2022

Nevadians had no choice but to travel out of state this week to try their luck at the historic $1.337 billion Mega Millions lottery jackpot. The state continues to forbid the sale of lottery tickets.

GGB News
July 18, 2022

Connecticut insists sportsbook and online gaming operators make the appropriate problem gambling tools available to bettors. The operators—the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, the Mohegan tribe and the Connecticut Lottery—are also required to offer gamblers the opportunity at self-exclusion.

International Gaming Institute Experts

A longtime industry executive and leading international expert on responsible gaming. 
An expert on gaming and society, Bernhard has been featured on CNN, The Discovery Channel, the BBC, and The History Channel.
An expert in sports betting, gaming policy and regulation, legislative affairs, and workplace sexual harrassment. 
An expert in gaming law.
An expert in gambling and esports.
An expert in hospitality innovation, business development, esports, and technology incubation. 

Recent International Gaming Institute Accomplishments

September 9, 2022
Shane Kraus, Kaelyn Griffin, Todd Jennings, and Repairer Etuk (Psychology) and Brett Abarbanel (IGI) and Patrick [Tiange] Xu (Hospitality) recently published four publications.  The first article, "Sports betting around the world: A systematic review," was published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions supported by a pre-doctoral network grant…
July 7, 2022
Marta Soligo (International Gaming Institute and Sociology) delivered a keynote speech earlier this month at the webinar “Film Tourism: Destination Branding and Experience” organized by the Bali Dwipa University in collaboration with the Bali Tourism Board. Soligo’s presentation centered around film-induced tourism, focusing on tourism planning,…
June 3, 2022
Marta Soligo (International Gaming Institute and Sociology) gave a presentation last month at the Sustainable Tourism Africa Summit 2022. Her speech centered around sustainable tourism, popular culture, and the post-pandemic recovery.
April 26, 2022
Kasra Ghaharian (Hospitality and International Gaming Institute) spoke on an expert panel at the 2022 Indian Gaming Tradeshow & Convention. The panel, Responsible Gaming in the Digital Age, addressed how advances in technology are impacting consumer protection policy and practices in the gambling industry.
April 12, 2022
Marta Soligo (International Gaming Institute and Sociology) published the chapter "Playing with Heritage: Gambling and Venice's Tradition" in The Casino, Card and Betting Game Reader: Communities, Cultures and Play (Bloomsbury Publishing). The chapter focuses on heritage tourism and gambling in Venice, centering around topics such as collective…
March 24, 2022
Brett Abarbanel (International Gaming Institute) and Shane Kraus (Psychology) and colleagues from the Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School recently published a paper, "Examining Responsible Gambling Program Awareness and Engagement Trends and Relationships with Gambling Beliefs and Behaviors: A Three-Wave Study of Customers from a…