ay 2019 conference brings together industry professionals and researchers to spark a global conversation on topics like sports betting. UNLV International Gaming Institute (IGI), the team that helped bring the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas and brought gaming research to regulators after the repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), is hosting the 17th International Conference on Gambling & Risk Taking.
The conference will take place from May 27 - 30 in the convention space at Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. This event is held every three years, and it drew more than 600 attendees from more than 30 countries in 2016. This year’s four-day event will host more than 300 presenters alone and will include a special emphasis on sports betting and daily fantasy sports, particularly as they relate to policy, regulation, consumer protection, and problem gambling.
Other topics at this year’s conference include eSports and video games, cannabis and gambling policy, artificial intelligence for casinos, potential impacts of the Wire Act reversal, and female gaming leaders in the workplace in the era of #MeToo. The full conference schedule is available online. There will be IGI experts on eSports, sports betting, gaming policy, gaming and hospitality innovation, and women in gaming.
For more than 25 years, UNLV International Gaming Institute has provided research-based solutions, cutting-edge insights, and executive education to the global gaming industry. With expertise in areas like gaming and hospitality innovation, regulation and policy, esports, diversity, and responsible gambling, IGI has been called upon to provide its research to more than 50 jurisdictions across the globe.