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International Center for Gaming Regulation News

The International Center for Gaming Regulation, a partnership between the International Gaming Institute and the William S. Boyd School of Law, promotes international best practices in gaming regulation by providing cutting-edge research and regulatory evaluation, data and information, and world-class educational programs for the world’s regulators.

Current International Center for Gaming Regulation News

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Campus News | May 2, 2022

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Campus News | July 9, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting remembrance and improvement at UNLV.

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Campus News | June 8, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting celebration, health, and progress at UNLV.

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Campus News | April 14, 2021

A collection of news stories highlighting health, recovery, and celebration at UNLV.

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People | February 26, 2020

Joe Bertolone, former chief executive and gaming regulator, to lead ICGR.

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Campus News | November 1, 2019

A collection of local, national, and international news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

International Center for Gaming Regulation In The News

New York Times
November 21, 2022

Years before he became a controversy-courting media icon, gambling promoter, liquor pitchman and pizza reviewer, David S. Portnoy was drowning in debts.

Las Vegas Sun
November 18, 2022

W estgate Las Vegas SuperBook oddsmaker Jay Kornegay believes his sportsbook will someday have a presence in California. It just won’t be anytime soon, thanks in part to a recent decision by voters in California against legal sports betting.

Las Vegas Review Journal
September 17, 2022

UNLV professor Anthony Cabot has authored or co-authored 12 books on gaming law during his 37-year career as an attorney. But the legal expert, who holds the title of distinguished fellow of gaming law at the William S. Boyd School of Law, has surprised even his closest friends with his ability to create sculptures.

August 17, 2022

The International Center for Gaming Regulation (ICGR) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)is organizing a new online seminar this month, called Global Trends in AML Regulation, Enforcement & Illegal Gambling, to be held on August 24.

CDC Gaming Report
August 16, 2022

Three longtime gaming industry veterans are the newest members of the Gaming Hall of Fame.

April 28, 2022

The International Center for Gaming Regulation (ICGR) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) has appointed four Distinguished Fellows to further advance the Center's impact on the gaming industry.

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Recent International Center for Gaming Regulation Accomplishments

November 8, 2021
Brett Abarbanel (International Gaming Institute) has been appointed to a three-year term on the Nevada Gaming Control Board's (GCB) first-ever Esports Technical Advisory Committee, which was created in accordance with a measure enacted during the 2021 legislative session. The seven-person committee will make recommendations to the GCB that address…
April 3, 2019
Jennifer Roberts and Natice Locke (both International Center for Gaming Regulation) were published in the Clark County Bar Association's "Communique." Their article is on the current status of sports betting in the United States. 
May 22, 2018
André Wilsenach and Jennifer Roberts (International Center for Gaming Regulation) were invited to present at this year's International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA) conference and Global Gaming Expo (G2E) Asia in Macau. The two spoke on emerging topics in the gaming industry, including blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and esports, as…
May 22, 2018
Brett Abarbanel (International Gaming Institute) was invited to speak at a plenary "talkback session" for The Spot conference in Lausanne, Switzerland. Hosted by ThinkSport, an organization founded in part by the International Olympic Committee, the conference aims to bring together sports organizations, research and educational institutes,…
May 11, 2018
Bo Bernhard (International Gaming Institute) was recently selected as the recipient of the 2017 Harry Reid Silver State Research Award. The award recognizes faculty members whose work significantly advances the recipient’s academic field, addresses real-world needs and concerns, and contributes to Nevada’s economic growth and development.…
September 19, 2017
Bo Bernhard (International Gaming Institute), Brett Abarbanel (International Gaming Institute), and Jennifer Roberts (International Center for Gaming Regulation) recently presented their research to Japanese leadership at the U.S.-Japan Business Council in Tokyo on the potential social and economic contributions of integrated resorts to Japan…