Gaming Regulation International Policy Summit (GRIPS)


Sep. 11, 2022 - Sep. 16, 2022 (All day)

Office/Remote Location

Las Vegas, NV


GRIPS is an exclusive one-week immersion seminar focused on current gaming regulatory policy, methodology, & leadership.

About this event

Gaming Regulation International Policy Summit (GRIPS) is a product of the experts at the International Center for Gaming Regulation (ICGR) at the University of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Please note there are a limited number of registrations available.

GRIPS offers a week of unparalleled content, expert practitioners with current gaming world experience, and leaders from the field.


Sunday, Sept. 11: 6 – 8 p.m. PDT

  • Welcome Reception: Enjoy drinks and heavy appetizers as you meet your fellow attendees, ICGR staff and faculty.

Monday, Sept. 12 - Public Policy and Regulatory Concepts

  • Keynote Address – Why Regulate Gaming?
  • Public Policy and Gaming Regulatory Structures
  • Group Project: Policy & Regulation
  • Current Issues in Gaming Regulation
  • The Role of ESG in Your Organization
  • Risk vs Rules Based Regulation
  • CASE STUDY: Australia

Tuesday, Sept. 13 - Security & Asset Protection

  • Keynote Address - Protecting the Integrity of Gambling
  • Protecting and Nurturing Human Capital
  • Gaming Leadership – Non-Verbal Communication
  • Anti Money Laundering, Financial Crime and Beyond
  • Resiliency Planning and Emergency Management
  • Casino Tour and Q & A
  • Sponsored Dinner

Wednesday, Sept. 14 - Leadership, Management and Communications

  • Keynote Address – How Bugsy Blew It: Leadership Lessons from a Las Vegas Legend
  • Case Studies in Leadership
  • Understanding Societal Impacts of Gambling
  • Responsible Gaming
  • Myths and Misconceptions of the Casino
  • Crisis Communications

Thursday, Sept. 15 - Gaming & Internet Technology

  • Keynote Address – Gaming & Internet Technology
  • Overview of Games and Systems
  • iGaming and Social Gaming and a Circular Journey
  • The Future of Gaming Technology
  • TOUR: Manufacturing process and components
  • Certificate Presentation & Gala Dinner

Friday, Sept. 16: - Integrated Resort Tour

  • Tour and Q & A at an integrated resort in Las Vegas. Tour will include opportunities to speak with managers of various departments for active Q & A sessions.


You can see more information about GRIPS on our website:, including a few of our esteemed speakers and keynotes, including:

  • Kristen Averyt, Nobel Peace Prize recipient and Senior Climate Advisor in the Office of the Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak
  • Bo Bernhard, Ph.D, Executive Director of UNLV International Gaming Institute
  • Joe Bertolone, industry leader and former regulator with 20+ years experience in gaming
  • Jan Jones Blackhurst, former Mayor of Las Vegas and current Caesars Board Member
  • Tyler Burtis, former California Department of Justice, Special Agent in Charge
  • Anthony Cabot, ICGR Core Faculty, & UNLV law professor
  • Alan Feldman, Distinguished Fellow in Responsible Gaming, International Gaming Institute
  • Greg Gemignani, Attorney, Dickinson Wright; Adjunct Professor, UNLV
  • J. Brin Gibson, Chair, Nevada Gaming Control Board
  • Melanie Gross, Senior Vice President & Head of Product; Golden Hearts Games
  • Becky Harris, former Chair of the Nevada Gaming Control Board
  • Anthony Lucas, Ph.D., Professor & award winning gaming researcher, UNLV
  • Paul Newson, Principle at Senet
  • Amy Pourciau, Sr. Director of Learning and Talent Development, Light & Wonder
  • Jennifer Roberts, VP and General Counsel at WynnBet
  • David Schwartz, Ph.D and UNLV Ombuds

Note: There are a limited number of spots available for the 2022 GRIPS North America. To learn more about GRIPS, including registration information, agenda, speaker bios, and more, please visit Learn more about the International Center for Gaming Regulation.



Admission Information

1. In the event a course is canceled, registrants will be notified as soon as possible and receive a full refund of their registration fee.

2. A service fee of Twenty Percent (20%) will apply to all participant initiated cancellations received three or less days prior to the event.

3. All cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing. Refunds granted for credit card charges will be credited to the original account charged. No refunds will be given in the event of “No Shows.” Refunds may take up to 3 weeks for processing.

For additional questions, please contact us.

Contact Information

Karim Hussain

External Sponsor

The International Center for Gaming Regulation (ICGR) is the world’s only organization dedicated to the study of regulations and their development for the land-based and online casino gaming industries.