Alan Feldman

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

Biography

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

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).
CDC Gaming Reports, Inc.
July 30, 2020
Many Las Vegas room rates are below pre-pandemic levels in an effort to attract more visitors, but pricing has held steadier compared with many other markets.
SoloAzar
July 29, 2020
Besides, many Las Vegas room rates are below pre-pandemic levels in an effort to attract more visitors, but pricing has held steadier compared with many other markets.
Travel Weekly
July 28, 2020
Officials at MGM Resorts International declined to comment about when or how the Park MGM, closed since mid-March because of the pandemic, will start welcoming guests again. But that has not stopped observers and industry experts from speculating about whether a smoking ban in casinos can limit the spread of the coronavirus and attract new customers going forward.

Articles Featuring Alan Feldman

A UNLV banner on campus.
Campus NewsJuly 2, 2020
A collection of news stories featuring the people and programs of UNLV.
UNLV International Gaming Institute Logo
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.
Eight UNLV graduates pose for a photo in their graduation attire.
Campus NewsJune 11, 2020
A collection of stories featuring UNLV’s continued flexibility and adaptability in the face of COVID-19.
People preparing to cut ribbon on new Fertitta Complex
Campus NewsNovember 1, 2019
A collection of local, national, and international news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.