Advanced Enforcement Issues for Gaming Regulators

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UNLV - International Gaming Institute

Stan Fulton Building - #220 Classroom

801 East Flamingo Road

Las Vegas, NV 89154

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This two-day course provides attendees with an in-depth understanding of contemporary regulatory issues in gaming enforcement. The program is a blend of traditional classroom style learning, cases studies, and experiential exercises led by gaming regulatory experts from both UNLV and the Nevada Gaming Control Board.



Overview of Enforcement Role & Organizational Elements: Understanding the purpose of enforcement in gaming, covert and cooperative investigations, undercover investigations, and investigations of illegal gambling. Identification of organizational reporting and specialty areas.

Understanding Rules and Procedures of Table Games: A hands-on examination of baccarat, craps, blackjack, roulette as well as game-play of new table games.

Common Cheating Techniques: Investigations of illegal gambling; organized criminal groups.

Patron Disputes: Techniques for responding to and investigating patron disputes, preserving evidence, and working with a surveillance team. Case study of roulette dispute.

Gaming Employee Reviews: An examination of the processes and procedures for gaming employee background checks: Interviews, evidence gathering, and preparing reports.


Current Trends in Gaming Crimes Case Studies: Recent observations regarding counterfeiting and illegal bookmaking through case-based study. Future trends in enforcement will also be investigated including studies of bitcoin and esports.

Enforcement within Technology-Based Gaming: A discussion of bitcoin, common cheating techniques, etc.

Case Study: Cheating at a Craps Table

Case Study: Illegal Bookmaking

Evidence Preservation & Court Processes: Securing evidence, protecting chain of evidence, and preparing for hearing and courtroom testimony.

Current Trends in Gaming Crimes: Recent observations of cheating schemes and scams; surveillance footage of how fraud occurred; common cheating techniques; tips for detecting fraud and cheating; illegal games.


Who can attend this program?

This "regulator only" program is available only for gaming regulators and policy makers from commercial, tribal or international gaming jurisdictions. The program is of particular value to regulatory professionals with responsibility for regulatory enforcement and player protection of land-based casinos.

Absolutely no operator, manufacturer, or professional service personnel participation.

What is included in the registration fee?

The fee includes all classroom materials and a certificate of completion from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. A continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon refreshments each day will also be provided. All other expenses, including airfare, ground transportation, evening meals and incidentals are the responsibility of the participant.

Are there recommended accommodations?

In addition to the large number of hotels located on the Las Vegas Strip, a number of participants choose to stay at nearby off-strip hotels.

Is transportation or parking available?

We encourage participants to arrive either by taxi, Uber or Lyft. However, parking passes can be reserved for a limited number of spaces on the UNLV campus.

What is the attire for the program?

The attire is business casual.

What is the refund policy?

1. In the event a course is canceled, registrants will be notified as soon as possible and receive a full refund of their registration fee. The International Center for Gaming Regulation is not responsible for any travel and related expenses or other expenses incurred by any participant due to a course cancellation.

2. A service fee of Twenty Percent (20%) will apply to all participant initiated cancellations received three (3) weeks prior to the event.

3. A service fee of Fifty Percent (50%) will apply to all participant initiated cancellations received two (2) weeks (14 days or less) prior to the event. In the event you need to cancel, you may substitute another person to attend in your place. However, you will need to inform us in writing no later than two (2) business days prior to the start of the event.

4. All cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing. Refunds granted for credit card charges will be credited to the original account charged. No refunds will be given in the event of “No Shows.” Refunds may take up to 4 weeks for processing.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For additional questions, please contact Robert Horgan, Operations Director, International Center for Gaming Regulation: robert.horgan@unlv.edu or (702) 895-2445

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