Your Gift Matters: Understanding Gambling and Risk Taking

Your Gift Matters: Understanding Gambling and Risk Taking


The International Conference on Gambling and Risk Taking is the largest gambling
conference in the world. It is truly
international.
It’s also interdisciplinary so there’s academics from across all the social sciences,
economics, psychology, sociology.
The Gambling and Risk Taking Conference that
we hold here in Las Vegas every two
years is not only is it one of the most
important conferences for people who
study gambling or who do research in
gambling, but as a graduate student it
was an unbelievably productive and
useful experience. When networking it’s
really fundamental to your development and growth.
It’s a great opportunity to meet people that you would never get to
meet under any other circumstances as a student.
For UNLV students especially, students who want to be involved either in academic gaming research or in the
industry, going to this conference can be
super beneficial.
Really there are no cities in the world that have where gaming and the casino industry plays as
bigger role as here in Las Vegas. You
know UNLV should be very proud of the
fact that we have such a… such a
good positive relationship with our
industry, right, and how supportive the casino, the
gaming industry of Las Vegas and Nevada as a whole is to our programs, our students.
UNLV is really, you know, it’s a
leader in gambling research so it is
exciting at the conference to meet
people from Finland or Australia who
have lots of questions about Las Vegas
and really just being able to sort of
represent the city and represent UNLV is
really exciting.

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