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.

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Feb. 20, 2019

Former Nevada Gaming Control Board chairwoman will study policy and regulatory issues related to legal sports wagering.

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

TheStreet
Apr. 15, 2019

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TheStreet
Apr. 15, 2019

TheStreet has been covering esports from what investors need to know about the new sector to the diversity within it.

The Business Monthly
Mar. 18, 2019

 

A gambling court has been established in Nevada. That’s new, but it’s an idea that obviously could have happened many moons ago.

 

The Business Monthly
Mar. 15, 2019

A gambling court has been established in Nevada. That’s new, but it’s an idea that obviously could have happened many moons ago.

OZY
Feb. 20, 2019

After losing in Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals, an emotional LeBron James smashed a whiteboard in the Cleveland Cavaliers locker room, breaking his right hand. His play faltered in the subsequent three games that the Golden State Warriors also won for a clean sweep. Yet, the injury wasn’t made public until after the finals were over.

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Jan. 25, 2019

The US authorities have begun banning all forms of Internet gambling, reversing the course of a 2011 decision and jeopardizing an emerging online betting sector in several American states.

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