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.

Becky Harris seated on exterior bench
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

Las Vegas Review Journal
Jun. 25, 2019

Nevada-based casinos and slot machine manufacturers have been preparing for new markets in places like Massachusetts and Japan. Now, there’s an opportunity for growth nestled in the heart of the Midwest: Illinois.

gambling.com
Jun. 25, 2019

Game 1 of the NBA Finals could be a watershed moment in the development of legal sports betting in the United States.

Las Vegas Review Journal
Jun. 25, 2019

A $17.3 billion megadeal is slated to create the largest casino company in the world by gaming assets.

EGR Global
Jun. 3, 2019

The District Court of New Hampshire has ruled in favour of the New Hampshire Lottery Commission’s (NHLC) argument that the Wire Act only applies to sports betting.

KNPR News
Jun. 3, 2019

In 1974, UNLV Professor Bill Eadington — among the first to apply academic rigor to gambling-related issues — gathered some like-minded thinkers

Dover Daily News
Jun. 3, 2019

Casino mogul Steve Wynn’s former company was fined a record $20 million by Nevada gambling regulators on Tuesday for failing to investigate claims of sexual misconduct made against him before he resigned a year ago.

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