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Director of Research, International Gaming Institute, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Dr. Brett Abarbanel is director of research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, International Gaming Institute, with an affiliate position at the University of Sydney. Her research covers video games, esports and gambling, operations and technology, and responsible gambling. She is a founding director of the Nevada Esports Alliance, which promotes best practices at the intersection of esports and gambling.


  • 2019–present
    Affiliate Researcher, University of Sydney
  • 2016–present
    Director of Research, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • 2016–2019
    Affiliate Research Scientist, University of California, Los Angeles