The Institute for the Study of Gambling & Commercial Gaming

Broaden your understanding of gambling and the commercial gaming industries.

The Institute for the Study of Gambling & Commercial Gaming was established by the University of Nevada, Reno in 1989. As the first academically oriented program of its kind, the Institute serves as a structure to broaden the understanding of gambling and the commercial gaming industries. Its aim is to encourage and promote research and learning so that the multifaceted issues surrounding gambling and commercial gaming and the ways in which individuals and society-at-large are affected might be addressed.

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Gaming Management Programs

The Institute offers students a number of opportunities to learn about the gaming and gambling industry. Programs include an undergraduate minor, MBA in Gaming Management and professional certification.

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Executive Development Program Gaming Conference

International, national and regional expert-driven fora about gaming and gambling issues, as well as links to other research institutes.

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Philip G. Satre Chair

In honor of Philip G. Satre's contributions to Harrah's and the gaming industry the Harrah's Foundation pledged $1 million in 2004 to the endowment of the Philip G. Satre Chair in Gaming Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno.