Robert D. Faiss Lecture on Gaming Law and Policy with Gavin Isaacs


Thursday, March 17, 2016 -
8:00am to 5:00pm


BSL Thomas and Mack Moot Court Facility

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The UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law presents a Robert D. Faiss
Speaker Series lecture featuring 

Gavin Isaacs

President and Chief Executive Officer of Scientific Games


PACE OF TECHNOLOGY – Driving Globalization and Convergence in Our Industry


Thursday, March 17, 2016 | 4:00 p.m.

Thomas & Mack Moot Court, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law


For more than 16 years, Gavin Isaacs has held leadership roles with leading global gaming technology companies.

Today, as President and Chief Executive Officer of Scientific Games, Isaacs oversees a premier gaming and lottery entertainment powerhouse that operates under an impressive portfolio of successful brands, including Bally, Barcrest, Global Draw, SG Lottery, Shuffle Master, and WMS. He is focused on improving Scientific Games’ performance and growth through the development of innovative products and services to help lottery and gaming customers grow their businesses.

Prior to joining Scientific Games in 2014, Gavin served three years as the Chief Executive Officer of SHFL entertainment, where he grew the company to record revenues, globally expanded the slot business, and created meaningful opportunities in specialty table game brands both in brick-and-mortar casinos and online.

Before that, as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Bally Technologies, Gavin oversaw the rollout of the company’s new slot platform and sophisticated new slot cabinet family and was responsible for double-digit growth of participation revenue, as well as the company’s re-entrance into the Australia market.

Prior to joining Bally, Gavin served nearly eight years with Aristocrat Leisure Limited. During his tenure, Gavin held key management positions, including General Manager, Legal and Compliance; General Manager, Marketing and Business Development; and Managing Director, Europe, before being named Americas President in 2003. In this role overseeing the Company’s North and South America business, Aristocrat Americas became the largest financial contributor to the Aristocrat Group, posting record revenues, unit sales, and recurring revenues while achieving substantial margin increases.

Before joining Aristocrat, Gavin was a partner with the leading Australia law firm DLA Phillips Fox, where he built their highly successful property services business unit.

Gavin serves on the Board of Directors of the American Gaming Association; the Board of Directors of KNPR Nevada Public Radio©; and previously served as the President of the International Association of Gaming Advisors.

This lecture series was named in honor of Robert D. Faiss, a shareholder at Lionel Sawyer and Collins and was one of the world’s foremost authorities on gaming law.

For a full bio for Gavin Isaacs, please click here.

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Past speakers are:

2014 Frank Fahrenkopf, Past President, AGA

2015 Kim Sinatra, EVP and General Counsel, Wynn Resorts