Jennifer Roberts

Associate Director, International Center for Gaming Regulation
Adjunct Professor, Boyd School of Law
Expertise: Gaming regulation and law, Gaming compliance, Esports, Sports betting, Nevada alcohol laws, PASPA (Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act), Casino operations


Jennifer Roberts is the associate director of UNLV's International Center for Gaming Regulation. 

She has practiced gaming law in Nevada since 2003 and was previously a shareholder in the Gaming & Regulatory Department of the Nevada-based law firm of Lionel Sawyer & Collins. Her legal practice included representation of clients in gaming law, including gaming licensing, gaming compliance, and gaming law development. Roberts also represented major hotel chains, nightclubs, restaurants, and bars in federal, state, and local alcohol licensing and compliance. She has served as an expert witness on Nevada alcohol laws. Her legal practice also included practice in land use and zoning, business licensing, and regulatory and administrative law. 

Since 2008, Roberts has been adjunct professor of gaming law at the William S. Boyd School of Law. She has taught courses on introduction to gaming law, gaming law policy, fundamentals of casino operations and management, and resort hotel casino law. 

Jennifer Roberts In The News

October 3, 2019
Like a lighthouse glimmering on the horizon of a pitch-black ocean, you can see the casino lights of Las Vegas luring you to gamble as you fly into McCarran International Airport. Similarly, the newly rejuvenized Atlantic City, fueled with the lifeblood of sports betting, has all its gaming options in a centralized location.
Gambling News
September 10, 2019
The legislators in the US state of Georgia are again discussing the idea of legalizing all forms of gambling for funding the HOPE scholarship program.
CDC Gaming Reports Inc.
September 9, 2019
Georgia state lawmakers again are exploring the idea of new legalized gambling to help fund the HOPE scholarship program.
CDC Gaming Reports Inc.
September 9, 2019
Georgia lawmakers are once again looking at gambling to bring in more money to help fund the HOPE scholarship.

Articles Featuring Jennifer Roberts

A group of four UNLV nursing students work on a manikin at the Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas.
Campus NewsSeptember 25, 2019
A collection of news stories capturing the excitement of UNLV’s campus in June, July and August.
Business and CommunityAugust 29, 2019
UNLV gaming law expert weighs in on the current landscape of legal sports wagering and what the future holds.
crowd watching screens
Business and CommunityApril 27, 2018
With the Supreme Court's pending sports gambling decision, states are already prepping for legalization.
casino betting board
Campus NewsMarch 2, 2018
A U.S. Supreme Court a decision that would grant New Jersey the right to offer sports wagering would be a net positive for Nevada—as well as Boyd’s Gaming Law program.