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 including gaming policy, gaming law, licensing, compliance, and/or gaming operations.

2020 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. Submissions are welcomed on any topic of current interest to the global gambling regulatory community. We encourage submissions to engage topics that will be of immediate value to policy makers and regulators as they make key decisions in all areas of gambling regulation.

2018-2019 Research Fellows Appointed

This year, the ICGR awarded two research fellowship positions. The first is to Dr. Doug Walker, Professor in the Department of Economics at College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina, who has a Ph.D. in Economics from Auburn University as well as a B.S. in Business Administration from Kansas State University. The other fellow, Dr. Dusan Pavlovic, who works as a Compliance Advisor in the gambling industry, holds a Ph.D. in Law from Tilburg University, Netherlands and a Joint International Doctoral Degree in Law, Science and Technology issued by the University of Bologna, Italy.

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.

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.

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.