The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) today announced a $1 million donation from KONAMI Corporation to support the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration faculty, staff and students.
“We are deeply grateful for the generosity and support of KONAMI,” said UNLV President Neal Smatresk. “With this focused investment in our gaming management program—including the formation of a scholarship endowment that will benefit students in perpetuity—KONAMI has become a valued partner in maintaining high-quality academic programs and student support in our hotel college.”
The KONAMI Gaming Fund will be allocated to three areas of the Harrah Hotel College:
- $50,000 of unrestricted funds to the UNLV Foundation Annual Fund, for a five-year membership in the Academic Corporate Council annual giving program
- $450,000 of unrestricted funds for the hotel college to use at its discretion
- $500,000 to support an endowment that helps pay for gaming management students to pursue professional development opportunities
In recognition of the company’s support of gaming education, the gaming lab located in the UNLV Stan Fulton Building will be formally named the KONAMI Gaming Laboratory.
About Konami Gaming, Inc.
Konami Gaming, Inc. is a Las Vegas-based subsidiary of KONAMI Corporation (NYSE: KNM). The company is a leading provider of slot machines and casino management systems for the global gaming market. For more information about Konami Gaming, Inc., please visit www.konamigaming.com.
UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of more than 27,000 students and 2,900 faculty and staff. Founded in 1957, the university offers more than 220 undergraduate, master's and doctoral degree programs. UNLV is located on a 332-acre campus in dynamic Southern Nevada and is classified in the category of Research Universities (high research activity) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.