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

CDC Gaming Reports Inc.
Dec. 10, 2019

Longtime gaming attorney-turned law professor Anthony Cabot said companies at the recent Global Gaming Expo promoted software that used artificial intelligence for marketing and commercializing purposes in casinos.

Chicago Tribune
Nov. 4, 2019

State lawmakers have worked over the past decade to bring various forms of gambling out of the shadows and onto the tax rolls, from legalizing video poker at bars and restaurants in 2009 to authorizing sports betting this spring.

KTNV-TV: ABC 13
Oct. 30, 2019

A new partnership between MGM Resorts and Verizon will result in a sports betting experience that will be available on Yahoo Sports.

Inside Asian Gaming
Oct. 14, 2019

The president of the North American division of Australian slot machine supplier Ainsworth Game Technology has left the company to travel to the University of Nevada in Las Vegas.

PlayUSA
Oct. 3, 2019

Like a lighthouse glimmering on the horizon of a pitch-black ocean, you can see the casino lights of Las Vegas luring you to gamble as you fly into McCarran International Airport. Similarly, the newly rejuvenized Atlantic City, fueled with the lifeblood of sports betting, has all its gaming options in a centralized location.

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.

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