UNLV's 15th International Conference on Gambling & Risk Taking


Event Type:Conference
When:27-31 May 2013
Where:Caesars Palace Las Vegas
3570 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
Website:igi.unlv.edu/conference
Audience:Land Based Gaming
Event Organizer:UNLV Harrah Hotel College & International Gaming Institute



The 15th International Conference on Gambling and Risk Taking is the world's first, finest, and most prestigious gathering of gaming intellectuals. Held only every three years, UNLV's International Gaming Institute will be co-hosting the program from May 27-31, 2013 at Caesars Palace.

The International Conference is the world's true multi-disciplinary gathering of intellectuals who study various aspects of the gambling act.

It is one place where a mathematician who has (allegedly) solved baccarat would present his brand new technique, in front of the world's greatest gaming mathematicians. If this seems implausible, know that many years ago, Ed Thorp presented his blackjack technique at this conference in front of a skeptical audience. Speaking of card counting, the reunited MIT Card Counting team (who actually put a different technique to good use!) will come together 15 years after their exploits ended. The MIT gang will be sitting next to an Australian research-based investment team that has yielded 30% returns by investing a hedge fund product based on online sports wagering -- in another "bringing down the house" moment.

And as always, the event boasts panels with some of the most important C-level executives (including a debate between LVS executives and Ultimate Poker executives on the future of internet gaming in the US, and a "mock trial" of social gaming). This is the one conference where a historian of gambling addiction in ancient Rome can sit next to ESPN's Chad Millman, who is taking a look at the future of sports, gambling, and sports gambling. It is also the one conference where professors from Harvard, Yale, Oxford, and Cambridge come to present their latest research, alongside 400+ attendees from all six continents.

In sum, in a modern-day gaming world with so many conferences and conventions, this is the most unique. Don't wait another three years for this to come around again!