International Center for Gaming Regulation

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

About

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

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 icgr@unlv.edu.

Call for Research Fellowship Applications

The UNLV International Center for Gaming Regulation (ICGR) is offering up to two 6-month non-resident fellowships to support impactful research on important gambling regulatory issues. These fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis via a peer-review process.

Upcoming Events

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Research

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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Programs

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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Policies

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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Resources

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

Casino Beats
Sep. 20, 2019

The American Gaming Association has contributed $100,000 as a founding donor of the National Center for Responsible Gaming’s new Fund to Support Research on Sports Wagering.

European Gaming
Sep. 20, 2019

The American Gaming Association (AGA) has contributed $100,000 as a founding donor of the National Center for Responsible Gaming’s (NCRG) new Fund to Support Research on Sports Wagering. The fund is the first in the nation dedicated solely to studying the impact of sports wagering on American bettors since the Supreme Court overturned the federal ban on sports betting in May 2018.

SBCAMERICAS
Sep. 13, 2019

The American Gaming Association will head to Las Vegas next week for the next leg of its national Get to Know Gaming campaign and to support annual Responsible Gaming Education Week.

Gambling News
Sep. 10, 2019

The legislators in the US state of Georgia are again discussing the idea of legalizing all forms of gambling for funding the HOPE scholarship program.

CDC Gaming Reports Inc.
Sep. 9, 2019

Georgia state lawmakers again are exploring the idea of new legalized gambling to help fund the HOPE scholarship program.

CDC Gaming Reports Inc.
Sep. 9, 2019

Georgia lawmakers are once again looking at gambling to bring in more money to help fund the HOPE scholarship.

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