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.

The ICGR stands along as an objective, non-commercialized source for credible information and analysis regarding the wide array of complex, nuanced issues associated with the regulation of gambling. With the rapid spread of legal online gambling and the resulting disruption of existing regulatory structures, the ICGR's ability to provide timely and comprehensive education is more valuable now than ever.

Chris Grove, Principal, Head of Sports & Emerging Verticals, Eilers & Krejcik Gaming

Collaboration with other regulators is incredibly important, and it is imperative that we all share best practices as well as challenges as commercial gaming and sports betting expand to other jurisdictions. UNLV’s… Center for Gaming Regulation has been a wonderful partner of the Board and they actively encourage and facilitate open dialogue among regulators. Nevada and the Board are fortunate to have such an esteemed academic institution that has established itself as an international resource in our own backyard.

Sandra Douglass Morgan, Chair, Nevada Gaming Control Board

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Jan. 20, 2021

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Las Vegas Review Journal
Jan. 14, 2021

For the first time since its inception in 1988, Las Vegas Sands Corp. is without CEO and Chairman Sheldon Adelson.

El Tiempo
Jan. 14, 2021

For the first time since its inception in 1988, Las Vegas Sands Corp. is without CEO and President Sheldon Adelson.

Las Vegas Review Journal
Jan. 9, 2021

Industry watchers say online casinos, also referred to as iCasinos or iGaming, will spread to more markets in 2021 as states reeling from the pandemic’s economic impacts look for new forms of tax revenue. While the Silver State offers online poker, experts say it’ll take years before it broadens its online gaming offerings.

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Nov. 25, 2020

Texas lawmakers have traditionally been unwilling to legalize casinos, with a number of previous efforts to introduce this type of gambling in the state failing to gain much traction in the Legislature.