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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

Business and Community | August 29, 2019

UNLV gaming law expert weighs in on the current landscape of legal sports wagering and what the future holds.

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Research | August 8, 2018

The challenges of restricting offshore gaming create headaches for governments around the world.

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Campus News | June 5, 2018

A collection of recent news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

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Research | January 10, 2018

Two national scholars will conduct research to help inform gaming regulators worldwide during residencies at UNLV.

André Wilsenach and Jennifer Roberts
Business and Community | September 2, 2016

Center helps regulators and policymakers understand current issues and is establishing best regulatory practices.

Andre Wilsenach
Campus News | March 4, 2016

International gaming control chief tapped to lead new initiative, which will offer first-of-its-kind research and education programs for gaming regulators worldwide.

International Center for Gaming Regulation In The News

September 13, 2019

The American Gaming Association will head to Las Vegas next week for the next leg of its national Get to Know Gaming campaign and to support annual Responsible Gaming Education Week.

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.

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September 6, 2019

The President of the Tourism Commission, Representative Newton Cardoso Jr. (MDB-MG), accompanied by Representative Magda Mofato (PL-GO) and Deputy José Airton Félix Cirilo (PT-EC) are in Las Vegas, United States, on Mission Official. The delegation is in Las Vegas at the invitation of the University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV) and the International Center For Gaming Regulation (ICGR).

Games Magazine Brasil
September 6, 2019

“We talked about the challenges for the installation of casinos in Brazil and the positive impacts that gambling activity brings to various regions of the United States, which may become a reality in our country,” said Rep. Newton Cardoso Jr. after the meeting with the Caesars Group executives.

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Recent International Center for Gaming Regulation Accomplishments

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 well 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. Bernhard...
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....
March 31, 2017
Brett Abarbanel (International Gaming Institute) and Jennifer Roberts (International Center for Gaming Regulation) were named as founding members of the Nevada Esports Alliance (NVEA), a new nonprofit organization launched Feb. 9 that is composed of stakeholders in Nevada's Esports ecosystem. The NVEA aims to position Nevada as a core part of the...