Alan Feldman

Distinguished Fellow in Responsible Gaming, International Gaming Institute
Expertise: Responsible Gaming, Gaming Industry, Gaming Regulation, Problem Gambling


Alan Feldman is one of the world’s leading experts on responsible gaming.

As Distinguished Fellow in Responsible Gaming for UNLV’s International Gaming Institute, Feldman develops programs and policies to advance related knowledge and capabilities within the industry and regulatory community.

Feldman spent nearly 30 years in the gaming industry with MGM Resorts, where he recently spearheaded the launch of GameSense, an innovative, player-focused responsible gambling program that encourages players to adopt behaviors and attitudes that can reduce the risk of developing gambling disorders. This landmark program is now available at all of MGM’s U.S. properties.

A frequent speaker on responsible gaming at conferences, universities and media events around the world, Feldman serves as Chair of both the National Center for Responsible Gaming as well as the Nevada Advisory Committee on Problem Gambling. He also serves as a member of the Gambling Research Advisory Committee for the Massachusetts Gaming Commission.

In 2002, the Casino Management Association honored Feldman as the Gaming Professional of the Year and in 2009, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Gaming Communications from the American Gaming Association.

Alan Feldman In The News

September 22, 2020
The International Gaming Institute of the U NLV (IGI) launched theIGI Payments Cooperative- in collaboration with payment technology and software providersSightline Payments and Global Payments Gaming Solutions- to analyze the transition of the gaming industry towards cashless gambling.
Gaming Today
September 17, 2020
UNLV’s International Gaming Institute has launched the IGI Payments Collaborative — in partnership with payment technology and software providers Sightline Payments and Global Payments Gaming Solutions — to analyze the gaming industry’s transition towards cashless wagering.
August 27, 2020
Happening November 15 - 21, 2020 and entitled "EDP Presents: All the Crises, All the Time," UNLV International Gaming Institute (IGI) and UNR College of Business and Extended Studies will offer an essential leadership course to answer the toughest questions and find solutions to the unthinkable challenges faced in executive-level careers.
Casino Connection
August 12, 2020
A series of judiciary and legislative developments have allowed states to determine their own sports wagering policies. The UNLV International Gaming Institute has published a report aimed at informing these states’ decisions, which can be found here (report) and here (infographic).

Articles Featuring Alan Feldman

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Campus NewsJuly 2, 2020
A collection of news stories featuring the people and programs of UNLV.
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Business and CommunityJune 30, 2020
“The Big Questions: Online Gambling and Sports Wagering” will help identify a responsible path forward for policymakers and regulators nationwide.
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Campus NewsJune 11, 2020
A collection of stories featuring UNLV’s continued flexibility and adaptability in the face of COVID-19.
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Campus NewsNovember 1, 2019
A collection of local, national, and international news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.