The University of Nevada-Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law announced it will launch in the first and second quarters of 2021 an online training program for operators, regulators, lawyers and others who work in the gaming industry. The program will be funded by a $256,000 gift from the GVC Foundation U.S. and will be created and taught by instructors offering years of professional gaming and teaching experience.
Daniel Hamilton, dean of the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law, said, “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.” Hamilton added as gaming continues to expand worldwide, talented and knowledgeable regulatory and operational professionals are increasingly sought after.
These professional programs will complement the law school’s existing J.D. gaming curriculum and its LL.M. in Gaming Law and Regulation. Martin Lycka, trustee of the GVC Foundation U.S., said, “The online courses represent another significant step in the law school’s and industry leaders’ ongoing campaign to prepare professionals to navigate the evolving complexities of the U.S. gaming markets.”
The courses will consist of eight classes, including:
- Introduction to Gaming Law and Regulation taught by Anthony Cabot, distinguished fellow in gaming law at the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law.
- Introduction to Gaming Operations taught by Uri Clinton, former president and chief operating officer of MGM Empire City Casino in New York.
- The Legal and Operational Environment for Sports Betting taught by Keith Miller, Ellis and Nelle Levitt Distinguished Professor of Law at Drake Law School and visiting professor at the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law.
- Player Accountability and Corporate Social Responsibility in Gaming Law taught by Alan Feldman, distinguished fellow in responsible gaming at the International Gaming Institute at UNLV and Dayvid Figler, attorney and national expert on criminal justice and gaming law.
- Public Policy and Comparative Study of Gaming Laws and Regulations taught by Simon Planzer, Ph.D., gaming lawyer and lecturer in law at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Students are not required to hold a Juris Doctor degree or first degree of law required to practice law in international markets in order to enroll.