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GVC to fund gaming and regulatory online courses through UNLV


GVC Holdings’ non-profit arm, GVC Foundation US, has announced a gift of $256,000 to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), to help develop online industry training programs led by legal gaming scholars and executives.

The funds will be used by the university’s William S. Boyd School of Law to create programs aimed at operators, regulators, lawyers, and others who work in and around the gaming industry.

Classes will launch during the first and second quarters of 2021, and will be created and taught by instructors with a long history of experience in gaming.

The course will consist of a total of eight classes, designed to prepare professionals to meet the regulatory and operational challenges of working in gaming. It will be made available to students regardless of whether they are qualified to practice law.

The initial courses will include an introduction to gaming law and regulation; introduction to gaming operations; the legal and operational environment for sports betting; player accountability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) in gaming law; and public policy and comparative study of gaming laws and regulation.

Teachers on the courses include gaming lawyer Simon Planzer, PhD; fellow in responsible gaming at the International Gaming Institute of UNLV, Alan Feldman; attorney Dayvid Figler, and professor of law Keith Miller. Also involved are fellow in gaming law at UNLV, Anthony Cabot; and former president and chief operating officer of MGM Empire City Casino, New York, Uri Clinton.

“UNLV Boyd is located in the international capital of gaming and we are delighted to create this program open to all,” said Daniel W. Hamilton, dean of the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law.

“Thanks to a gift from the GVC Foundation, gaming professionals around the globe can learn from those who are engaged in cutting-edge research on gaming and regulation.”

In July, GVC Foundation US funded a study assessing the impact of online gaming and sports betting regulation in the US, which was carried out by UNLV’s International Gaming Institute.

GVC’s involvement with the online course was announced today, alongside a number of changes to the membership of its board committees.

Online gambling specialist Jane Anscombe is to replace Global Gaming Women board member and former president and CEO of Isle of Capri Casinos, Virigina McDowell, as member of the audit committee, as McDowell joins the nomination committee along with independent non-executive director Pierre Bouchut.

Anscombe also leaves the CSR committee, where former SVP government relations & development for Caesars, David Satz, is appointed.