Following its usual academic content agenda, the UNLV (United States), through its International Center for Gaming Regulation (ICGR), announced a series of valuable virtual seminars that it will develop on its platform in the months of January, February and March 2022.
These popular executive education courses are designed to give participants a broad and deep formation in different, key aspects of the gaming industry. Delivered by qualified speakers, the seminars program for the first trimester of this year is detailed next.
1) Understanding iGaming: Regulations, Operations & Marketplace
Modality and date: virtual course. January 12-13th, 2022, 8 am to 11:30 am
Description: The iGaming ecosystem presents many opportunities and challenges. This two-day seminar program will position operators and regulators to better understand iGaming operations, regulatory guidelines, and the marketplace in which iGaming exists. Led by experts in the iGaming field, attendees of this program will leave with both strategic understanding as well as applicable practices for operating in (or regulating) the iGaming environment.
Education partners: Gregory Gemignani (Attorney, Law Firm of Dickinson Wright); Rebecca Giden (Director of Policy, Eilers and Krejcik Gaming); Alan Feldman (Distinguished Fellow in Responsible Gaming, International Gaming Institute); Melanie Gross (Senior iGaming Executive); Rick Kalm (Former Executive Director, Michigan Gaming Control Board); Chris Grove (Partner at Eilers & Krejcik Gaming LLC), and Bruce Dall (President, MotorCity Hotel & Casino).
2) Principles of Sports Wagering: Policy & Operations
Modality and date: virtual course. January 19-20th, 2022, 8 am to 12 pm
Description: As gaming jurisdictions prepare for an expansion of sports wagering after the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on PASPA, now is the time to gain an in-depth understanding of how regulated sports betting works. The ICGR provides this 2-day intensive seminar on the regulation of sports betting. A certificate of completion from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas will be awarded and delivered electronically at the end of the program.
Educational partners: Becky Harris (Distinguished Fellow in Gaming and Leadership at the International Gaming Institute); Karl Bennison (Former Chief of the Nevada Gaming Control Board’s Enforcement Division); Gregory Gemignani (Attorney, Law Firm of Dickinson Wright); Kathryn Rand (Former Dean of the UND School of Law from 2009 to 2018); Steve Light (Professor of Political Science and Public Administration and Co-Director of the Institute for the Study of Tribal Gaming Law and Policy at the University of North Dakota), and Alan Feldman (Distinguished Fellow in Responsible Gaming, International Gaming Institute).
3) Casino & Gaming Internal Controls
Modality and date: virtual course. February 8th, 2022, 8 am to 12:30 pm
Description: The ICGR routinely explores the mechanics and process of audits and accounting in the international gaming industry. This one-time seminar will focus on Casino and Gaming Internal Controls. The seminar is part of the ICGR’s ongoing Financial Series of executive education. It is ideal for regulators, but will support the education and knowledge base of professionals seeking facts and information about control systems within any highly regulated industry.
Educational partner: Kim McCabe-Ward (Senior Vice President Compliance at Maverick Gaming & founder of KMC, LLC)
4) Maximizing the Value of Tribal Gaming Enterprises
Modality and date: virtual/in-person course. February 17th, 2022, 8 am to 12 pm
Details: This program takes place over four Thursdays in February and March 2022:
Session #1: Thursday, February 17th, 2022 at 8 am – 12 pm (Pacific) on Zoom
Session #2: Thursday, March 3rd, 2022 at 8 am – 12 pm (Pacific) on Zoom
Session #3: Thursday, March 17th, 2022 at 8 am – 12 pm (Pacific) on Zoom
Session #4: Thursday, March 31st, 2022 at 8 am – 12 pm (Pacific) on Zoom & In-Person
Description: This is a 4-part program from UNLV’s ICGR. Through a series of expert-led sessions, this program offers attendees the opportunity to dive deep into the complexities of tribal gaming operations, assess financial capabilities and create a strategy for the future. This program will begin on February 17th and consists of three virtual sessions with a final hybrid session with both Zoom and in-person attendance options on March 31st 2022.
Educational partners: Cory Morowitz (Managing Partner); Rich Baldwin (MBA, CPA – Managing Partner), and Michael Kim (Managing Partner)
5) Global Trends in AML Regulation, Enforcement, and Illegal Gambling
Modality and date: virtual course. March 1st, 2022, 10 am to 12 pm
Description: Learn the latest global trends in combating money laundering and other financial crimes in gambling. This intensive seminar provides information and knowledge on government actions and interventions related to the casino and gambling sector, and the associated recommendations and learning points. This course is ideal for professionals in highly regulated industries, including casino management, compliance personnel, risk management, HR or finance directors, surveillance/security team members and gaming industry advisors.
Educational partner: Amanda Gore (Forensic Accountant with over 20 years of experience supporting financial investigations and working with enforcement and regulatory agencies)
6) Ethics & Responsible Gaming: 3-Part Seminar Series
Modality and date: virtual/in-person course. March 16th, 2022, 1 pm to 3 pm
Details: This program takes place over three Wednesdays in March 2022:
Session #1: Responsible Gaming and Existing Policy Approaches – March 16th, 2022 at 1 pm – 3 pm PST
Session #2: Ethics and Culture in Responsible Gaming – March 23rd, 2022 at 1 pm – 3 pm PST
Session #3: Public Components of Responsible Gaming – March 30th, 2022 at 1 pm – 3 pm PST
Description: This three-part seminar will discuss the framework of responsible gaming and give attendees the tools needed to successfully develop, evaluate and sustain a responsible gaming program. This program can be purchased as a series or as individual seminars. The program is designed for operators, regulators, legislative bodies, casino managers, compliance and audit teams, and human resource professionals in the gaming industry, but it can be applied to any highly regulated field.
Educational partners: Alan Feldman (Distinguished Fellow in Responsible Gaming, International Gaming Institute), and Jennifer Shatley (President of the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling, she is an insightful and experienced responsible gaming executive with a 23 year career background involving extensive leadership progressing responsible gaming policy)