Research is one of the key pillars of the International Center for Gaming Regulation. The Center 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. Two Executive Fellows from industry/regulation, and two Academic Fellows will research best practices in areas such as gaming policy, gaming law, licensing, compliance, and/or gaming operations.

2018-2019 Call for Research Fellows

The Center is offering two six-month nonresident fellowships positions to support impactful research pertaining to gambling regulatory issues. These fellowships will be awarded on a competitive basis via a peer review process. The submission deadline is September 28th, 2018. Early submissions are encouraged. It is expected that the fellowship position will commence on January 1st, 2019 and end on June 30th, 2019.

More About Research Fellowships

2017-2018 Research Fellows Appointed

This year, the ICGR awarded two research fellowship positions to Dr. Katherine Spilde, Associate Professor in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at San Diego State University, and Dr. Kahlil Philander, Assistant Professor at Washington State University’s Carson College of Business.

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2016-2017 Research Fellows Appointed

This year, the ICGR awarded two research fellowship positions to Dr. Melissa Rorie, an Assistant Professor at UNLV’s Department of Criminal Justice, and Dr. Simon Planzer, a Lecturer in Law at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

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Invitation For Research Topic Submissions

We wish to invite interested parties (eg. regulators, gaming operators, gaming suppliers and the public) to suggest research topics in which to guide prospective fellowship applicants with regard to topical areas for research. Please view the pdf for additional details.

Commissioning Research

We offer custom research services and provide knowledge and expertise in all aspects of gaming regulation:

  • Gaming policy and law
  • Licensing and registration
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Corporate governance
  • Enforcement
  • Best practices in areas such as player protection, game fairness and AML/ CFT

If you would like to commission us to conduct specific regulatory research and analysis, please contact us.

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