Clarion´s Head of Content Moderates iGaming Research Session at UNLV Conference

Lee R. - June 9, 2016

All iGaming professionals will be empowered by the interdisciplinary study results to be shared.

Events Group Clarion´s Content Head will be representing her company at the gambling session of a vital gaming conference at the University of Nevada.

The Details

Organized by the UNLV’s International Gaming Institute, the Gambling & Risk Taking conference, takes place on June 6-10 at the Mirage Resort & Casino. Clarion’s Ewa Bakun will participate in the events as a moderator during the Online Gaming session of the 16th edition of the conference.

The Subjects

Interdisciplinary researcher specialists from universities and think tanks across the world are presenting new gambling research in Las Vegas this week.

The range of topics includes history and etymology of gambling; to regulations; to gambling psychology; gambling addiction and responsible gambling; to innovation and evolution of business models, all of which will be featured in an agenda packed with multiple events taking place at the Mirage Hotel & Casino.

Additional speakers include representatives of the business sector who will be moderating sessions and offering keynote addresses.

The Clarion Vision

In moderating the online gambling session, Bakun will serve the key role of exploring the intersection between academic research and the business world. Bakun is aware of her greater social responsibility as a senior manager in a company that considers itself “the key information provider to the sector through our events and digital content,” in Bakun´s own words.

Bakun´s Role

In the session entitled Online Gaming Consumers, Consumption and Behaviour, Bakun will moderate a session presenting the results of three studies: Jussi Palomaki´s Helsinki study on gender biases (‘To Bluff Like a Man or Fold Like a Girl,’), Richard James´ Nottingham study of mobile gamblers (A Behavioural Account of Mobile Gambling), and a Finnish study by Tuomo Kainulainen of horse racing punters (An Empirical Study of Online Horse Race Bettors Betting Behaviour). All three studies will provide conclusions based on cognitive psychology research into player behaviour. 

Legendary Launch

Steve Wynn is to deliver an opening keynote address about the transformation in gambling that have taken place over the last 25 years, kicking off what is shaping up to be what is likely the most important iGaming conference in years. 



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