Dr. Jennifer Shatley currently provides consulting services on all aspects of responsible gaming at UNLV’s International Gaming Institute (IGI). In this role, she leads the initiative to establish a Center of Excellence in Responsible Gaming (subject to final university approvals), oversees the IGI’s consulting and training efforts, and conducts policy sessions through the International Center for Gaming Regulation. She also serves as the principal consultant for Logan Avenue Consulting, LLC. Dr. Shatley has worked in gaming for 25-years with extensive leadership to support current and future goals surrounding the progression of gambling policy and compliance. As a thought leader in the gambling industry, Jennifer has been the catalyst for the development and innovation of numerous “firsts.”
Serving as the Vice President of Responsible Gaming Policies and Compliance for Caesars Entertainment, she led the development, implementation and administration of the company's programs. She conceptualized and created first-of-its-kind training in the US, developing the role of Responsible Gaming Ambassador designed to further business practices by proactively engaging customers to promote responsible play. Her innovation led to the development of the industry’s first patented responsible gaming IT application that leveraged technology to improve compliance and allow for tracking and implementation of policy and regulatory mandates. Jennifer continues to advise Caesars Entertainment on policies and programs, most recently advising on the company’s efforts in the developing Japan market.
Dr. Shatley is a highly sought speaker and advisor to a multitude of organizations, casinos, tribal councils, states, and countries considering legalizing gambling within their jurisdictions. She has presented at numerous conferences both domestically and internationally and works closely with the treatment community, academics, researchers, government bodies, state councils, and gaming industry representatives.
In addition, she serves as President for the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling and as a member of the National Council on Problem Gambling. She previously served on the Nevada Governor’s Advisory Committee on Problem Gambling, serving as the Chair for the Sub-Committee on Problem Gambling Prevention, as well as serving on the board of directors of the International Center for Responsible Gaming.
Jennifer holds a Doctorate of Public Policy from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, a Master’s Degree in Communication from the University of Tennessee, and a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Christian Brothers University.