Player Accountability & Corporate Social Responsibility in Gaming Law

Course Description

The course will examine the nature and prevalence of problem gambling, the role of government and the industry in addressing the issue, and best practices to address it including prevention, education, and treatment. This course will not only focus on the problem but will also provide practical, research-based solutions that various jurisdictions around the world have implemented. This course explores responsible gambling as a player protection mechanism, addressing both prevention and harm minimization. This course will also examine limitations on gaming advertising and related approaches jurisdictions have explored to address problem gaming.


  • Alan FeldmanAlan Feldman is the Distinguished Fellow in Responsible Gaming at the International Gaming Institute (IGI) at UNLV. Before joining UNLV, Feldman spent 29 years as a senior executive with MGM Resorts International. Feldman has developed relationships with academics, clinicians, public health officials, and problem gambling patients and is a frequent speaker on responsible gaming at conferences, universities, and media events around the world. He also serves as chair of both the National Center of Responsible Gaming and the Nevada Advisory Committee on Problem Gambling.
  • Dayvid FiglerDayvid Figler is an attorney and national expert on the intersection of criminal justice and gaming. He has consulted with multiple gaming jurisdictions on legal matters and programming related to responsible gaming and problem gambling. Figler serves as an advocate for the National Council on Problem Gambling and has helped establish programming to serve problem gamblers, including the Problem Gambling Treatment Diversion Court in Las Vegas.

Course Outcomes

  • Recognize the psychology of problem gambling.
  • Identify how gaming interests are dependent on problem gamblers for a portion of revenues and  how this conflicts with social corporate responsibility.
  • Examine the measures taken to protect problem gamblers and the responsibilities of players with potential gambling disorders.
  • Review what laws and/or regulations should be imposed on corporate gaming interests to ensure limited negative impact on problem gamblers their effectiveness, limitations, and failures.
  • Infer how emerging technologies affect the gambling landscape and how data collection techniques can both help and harm players and licensees.
  • Identify the distinction between encouraging use of gaming products and overuse.