GRIPS: Gaming Regulation International Policy Summit 2023


Sep. 11, 2023 - Sep. 15, 2023 (All day)
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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.

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

Please note that there are a limited number of registrations available for this summit.

To get more details and view the conference agenda, visit the GRIPS 2023 website.

Topics and Events

  • Welcome reception
  • Guided casino and sportsbook tours with behind-the-scenes access and information
  • Q&A with industry experts, including current and former regulators, gaming control board commissioners, professors, executives, manufacturers, operators, researchers, and international thought leaders
  • Public policy and gaming regulatory structures
  • Current issues in gaming regulation
  • Risk vs rules based regulation
  • Gambling integrity
  • Anti-money laundering, financial crimes, and beyond
  • Gaming leadership
  • Societal impacts of gambling
  • Myths and misconceptions of the casino
  • Crisis communications for casino operators
  • iGaming and social gaming
  • Future of gaming technology
  • Case studies


This year's speaker lineup is currently in development.

  • 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
  • Tim Furlong, executive coach
  • Melanie Gross, senior vice president & head of product, Golden Hearts Games
  • Earle Hall, president and CEO,
  • Becky Harris, former chair of the Nevada Gaming Control Board
  • Dan Hartman, former ED for Colorado Division of Gaming
  • Phil Katsoras, former Nevada Gaming Control Board.
  • Anthony Lucas, Ph.D., professor & award winning gaming researcher, UNLV
  • Amy Pourciau, senior director of learning and talent development, Light & Wonder



Registration includes:

  • Daily continental breakfast, buffet lunch, and beverages on Monday, Sept. 11 - Thursday, Sept. 14 and a light breakfast on Friday, Sept. 15.

  • Sponsor-provided dinners.

  • Access to all educational sessions and keynote speakers, which will include more than 25 hours of content.

  • Access to networking sessions with opportunities to connect with GRIPS attendees and speakers.

  • Transportation to and from casino and manufacturer tours as part of GRIPS.

  • Pre-read materials, delivered via email to all paid registrants, and copies of GRIPS educational presentations.

  • Free giveaways, swag, and more.

Please note that agenda items are subject to change. All registrants will be notified of significant changes to the program should they occur.

Admission Information

Register via Eventbrite. Please note the following:

  1. In the event GRIPS 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 14 or fewer 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 three (3) weeks for processing.

For additional questions, please contact our team at

Contact Information

International Center for Gaming Regulations

External Sponsor

International Center for Gaming Regulation – the world’s only academic center dedicated to the study of regulations and their development for the land-based and online casino gaming industries.


Open to All ICGR