Below is information on the UNLV Seminar at ICE Totally Gaming 2017.
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Casino operators and gaming manufacturers have spent a number of years struggling to envision “the casino of the future”. Multiple forces have added to the complexity of the challenge: an aging user base, a general disinterest in traditional gambling forms among millennials, integrated resorts leveraging new platforms in iGaming and esports, and the video gamification of terrestrial gaming.
For regulators, the task is equally daunting: How to develop appropriate regulatory structures and statutes for a rapidly changing industry and how to cultivate a regulatory workforce proficient in these emerging offerings?
The International Center for Gaming Regulation at The University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) offered a complementary 3-hour executive education session for senior regulatory leaders at ICE on Monday, 6 February (09:00 – 12:00) to explore these themes.
• The program was highly experiential and leveraged a real-world student capstone esports in the integrated resort project recently presented to global gaming operators in Las Vegas.
• Utilized roundtable exercises to identify regulatory solutions to a future-state integrated resort design produced by a millennial aged cohort from UNLV’s Prof. Robert Rippee’s classes on integrated resort design and esports.
• Our faculty explored the business models utilised by the students and investigate what regulatory tools will be necessary to oversee an integrated resort that blends igaming, esports and the casino floor experience.
Brett Abarbenel, Ph.D
Jennifer Roberts, J.D
Professor Robert Rippee