International Center for Gaming Regulation

Founded by the International Gaming Institute and the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law

2021 Call for Research Fellowship Applications

The UNLV International Center for Gaming Regulation is now accepting applications for 2021 Research Fellows. Up to two (2) six (6) month non-resident fellows will be selected to conduct impactful research on important gambling issues. These fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis via a peer-review process.

Visit our Regulatory Jurisdictional Resource Page for the latest updates on gambling, sports betting and the challenges of COVID-19.


With the expansion of gaming across the globe, the need for a strong, knowledgeable voice in the area of gaming regulation has become critical. The International Center for Gaming Regulation is positioned to be that centralized voice. ICGR promotes international best practices in gaming regulation through:

  • Conducting cutting-edge research and regulatory evaluation
  • Disseminating data and information
  • Providing world-class educational programs for the world’s regulators

A Message from our Executive Director

The ICGR is a partnership between UNLV’s International Gaming Institute (IGI) and the William S. Boyd School of Law, building on the unique expertise of these two premier academic institutions. For more information about the ICGR, please visit our “About” page or contact

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ICGR facilitates independent, nonpartisan, evidence-based research on issues that cover the wide-ranging topics surrounding regulated gaming. We encourage scholarship in gaming regulation through fellowships targeting key areas in industry and academy.

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Through our cutting-edge programs, we strive to help regulators to analyze current issues, use progressive problem-solving skills, exchange ideas with other regulators specific to their areas of interest, and obtain a wider spectrum of knowledge in their fields.

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To streamline and guide the mission of the center, ICGR has developed strict research and funding policies, which are outlined on this page.

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One of ICGR’s objectives is to provide stakeholders with resources on current issues impacting the gaming industry and supportive of promoting best international regulatory practices. ICGR-related articles, white papers, and presentations can be found on this page.

In the News

Jul. 29, 2020

Besides, many Las Vegas room rates are below pre-pandemic levels in an effort to attract more visitors, but pricing has held steadier compared with many other markets.

Travel Weekly
Jul. 28, 2020

Officials at MGM Resorts International declined to comment about when or how the Park MGM, closed since mid-March because of the pandemic, will start welcoming guests again. But that has not stopped observers and industry experts from speculating about whether a smoking ban in casinos can limit the spread of the coronavirus and attract new customers going forward.

Las Vegas Review Journal
Jul. 28, 2020

Many Las Vegas room rates are below pre-pandemic levels in an effort to attract more visitors, but pricing has held steadier compared with many other markets.

El Tiempo
Jul. 28, 2020

Many of Las Vegas' room rates are below pre-epidemic levels in an effort to attract more visitors, but prices have remained stable compared to many other markets.

Jul. 15, 2020

Colorado has been a hotbed of activity since voters approved the adoption of retail and mobile sports betting in November 2019, at a 0.5 per cent margin, with the state subsequently going live on May 1, 2020.

Jul. 2, 2020

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), from its International Gaming Institute, announced a major new study Tuesday that will assess the U.S. sports betting and online gambling markets to try to respond to several questions about the possible impacts, both negative and positive, of its legalization throughout the country.

The establishment of the International Center for Gaming Regulation bodes well for gaming regulation across the globe. With the complexity of the gaming industry, brought about primarily by the rapid technological advancement, such a central repository of knowledge and expertise presents a perfect solution for gaming regulators to tap into, both in terms of best practices as well as capacity building through training of regulators.

Bheki Mlambo, Former President, International Association of Gaming Regulators