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

Bookies News
July 30, 2019
Determining the worst call in sports history is a subjective exercise. There are multiple filters to consider, even after stripping away obvious bias such as fandom or betting interest.
SoloAzar International
July 3, 2019
ACA 16 was introduced last week by Sen. Bill Dodd and Assemblyman Adam Gray, which is a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow a regulated sports betting market in the state. In order to get the issue on the ballot next year, the bill needs to capture a two-thirds majority vote in both houses of the legislature.
Gambling News
July 2, 2019
California has become the latest state to open debates about the legalization of sports betting. Following up on last year’s PASPA ruling, state legislators proposed a ballot on Thursday, looking to create a legal framework for the Golden State.
July 2, 2019
Lawmakers in California introduced legislation that could bring legalized sports betting to the Golden State after the 2020 election cycle.

Articles Featuring Jennifer Roberts

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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.
Alyssa Crittenden
ResearchDecember 26, 2017
UNLV researchers made international headlines this year with their discoveries. Here's a round up of some of our top stories of 2017.
André Wilsenach and Jennifer Roberts
Business and CommunitySeptember 2, 2016
Center helps regulators and policymakers understand current issues and is establishing best regulatory practices.