Becky Harris

Sports Betting Fellow, International Center for Gaming Regulation
Expertise: Gaming Policy, Gaming Regulation, Sports Betting, Legislative Affairs


Becky Harris is a sports betting fellow at the International Center for Gaming Regulation. Harris is a recognized expert on sports betting, gaming policy and regulation, legislative affairs, and workplace sexual harassment prevention.

Harris is often called upon nationally to discuss discuss policy and regulatory issues relating to legal sports wagering. As she served as the first female Chair of Nevada Gaming Control Board, Harris was responsible for regulating the multi-billion dollar gaming industry in the state of Nevada along with helping to navigate controversial issues such as the #MeToo movement and cannabis regulation as it relates to casinos.

Ms. Harris represented State Senate District 9 in Clark County for two legislative sessions. During the 2017 Legislative Session, she served on the Senate Judiciary, Finance, and Education Committees. Additionally, she served as the Treasurer of the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States and was selected to Chair its Committee on Responsible Gaming.

While practicing law in Las Vegas, Harris' areas of focus included counseling business clients in entity formation; maintaining compliance with state and local regulations; contract negotiations, commercial leases, and dispute resolution.


  • LL.M., William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV
  • M.A., Political Science, UNLV
  • J.D., BYU J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • B.A., Political Science and French, Brigham Young University

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Games Magazine
September 5, 2019
Las Vegas is a world reference in gaming exploration, attracting thousands of tourists from all over the world. Of the 193 UN member countries, about 75% have legalized gambling. Brazil is among the 25% that have not yet legalized. Las Vegas annually receives 40 million visitors. Of this total, more than 130 thousand are Brazilian.
Rhode Island Monthly
July 12, 2019
It’s suppertime, two days before Easter, and the Sportsbook, a two-level lounge on the second floor of Twin River Casino in Lincoln, is slowly filling. A ragged line of men bend over their sheets or scan the odds displayed on monitors as they inch to the tills. The walls flash with color and movement from 103 flat screens wrapping the room, like the facets of a fly’s compound eye. At least twenty professional athletic contests are being waged in hockey, basketball and baseball, and everybody hopes it will be a good Friday.
June 3, 2019
In 1974, UNLV Professor Bill Eadington — among the first to apply academic rigor to gambling-related issues — gathered some like-minded thinkers
CDC Gaming Reports
June 1, 2019
More than six months after Nevada gaming officials approved policy changes to regulations governing sexual harassment awareness and prevention, the eight-page document is gathering dust.