Daniel Sahl recently graduated with a Ph.D. in sociology from UNLV. Sahl’s doctoral work looked at the convergence of video game design with present-day slot machines and how these new games impact the player’s experience. Sahl’s research experience includes participation in several large-scale research surveys on a range of topics, including tourism and gaming, and he has presented and published numerous papers at academic conferences and journals.
Sahl has worked with the Center for Gaming Innovation from its inception: first as a student in the class, then as the graduate assistant, and now as the associate director. To date, he has filed six gaming patent applications as either a sole inventor or co-inventor.