Advanced Enforcement Issues for Gaming Regulators


Nov. 7, 2017, 8am to Nov. 8, 2017, 5pm

Office/Remote Location

Room 220


This two-day course provides attendees with an in-depth understanding of contemporary regulatory issues in gaming enforcement. The program is a blend of traditional classroom style learning, cases studies, and experiential exercises led by gaming regulatory experts from both UNLV and the Nevada Gaming Control Board.


Day One

  • Overview of Enforcement Role & Organizational Elements: Understanding the purpose of enforcement in gaming, covert and cooperative investigations, undercover investigations, and investigations of illegal gambling. Identification of organizational reporting and specialty areas.
  • Understanding Rules and Procedures of Table Games: A hands-on examination of baccarat, craps, blackjack, roulette as well as game-play of new table games.
  • Current Trends in Gaming Crimes: A review of recent observations of cheating schemes and scams, as well as examination of surveillance footage.
  • Patron Disputes: Techniques for responding to and investigating patron disputes, preserving evidence, and working with a surveillance team.

Day Two

  • Current Trends in Gaming Crimes Case Studies: Recent observations regarding counterfeiting and illegal bookmaking through case-based study. Future trends in enforcement will also be investigated including studies of bitcoin and esports.
  • Evidence Preservation & Court Processes: Securing evidence, protecting chain of evidence, and preparing for hearing and courtroom testimony.
  • Inspection Procedures: Performing inspections of gaming operations and equipment.
  • Chip / Token Approval: Procedures and processes for review and approval.
  • Gaming Employee Reviews: An examination of the processes and procedures for gaming employee background checks: Interviews, evidence gathering, and preparing reports.

Admission Information

This "regulator only" program is available only for gaming regulators and policy makers from commercial, tribal or international gaming jurisdictions. No operator, manufacturer, or professional service personnel participation.
The program is of particular value to regulatory professionals with responsibility for regulatory enforcement and player protection of land-based casinos.

Registration fee is $1,300: The fee includes all classroom materials and a certificate of completion from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. A continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon refreshments each day will also be provided. All other expenses, including airfare, ground transportation, evening meals and incidentals are the responsibility of the participant.

Contact Information

International Center for Gaming Regulation
Robert Horgan

Event Sponsor

The International Center for Gaming Regulation is one of three research centers within the International Gaming Institute, on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The Center's mission is to promote research and learning in the areas of gaming regulation in jurisdictions around the world.