GVC donates $256,000 to fund gaming and regulatory online courses with UNLV

GVC Holdings’ non-profit entity, GVC Foundation US, has announced a donation to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to help develop online training programs.

GVC Holdings’ non-profit arm, GVC Foundation US has announced it will donate $256,000 to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to help it develop online gambling industry training programs which will be led by gambling scholars and industry executives.

GVC’s donation to UNLV

GVC’s donation will be used by the university’s William S. Boyd School of Law to help create new programs aimed at lawyers, operators, regulatory bodies and others who work in the gambling space.

According to GVC’s announcement, the online courses will consist of eight classes “designed to prepare professionals to meet the sophisticated regulatory and operating challenges facing the gaming industry.”

The new classes are expected to begin during the first and second quarters of 2021 and will be created and taught by instructors with experience in the gambling sector.

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

Martin Lycka, trustee of the GVC Foundation US said: “The online courses announced by the UNLV William S. Boyd School of law represent another significant step in the law school’s and industry leaders’ ongoing campaign to prepare professionals to navigate the evolving complexities of the US gaming markets. The GVC Foundation US is proud to sponsor this innovative, online program that closely aligns with our Foundation’s focus on responsible gambling, sports integrity and compliance.”

The courses

Initially, the course 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 in gambling law. In addition to this, the course will also cover public policy and comparative study of gaming laws and regulation.

Teachers on the courses will include gaming lawyer Simon Planzer, PhD, gaming lawyer and Lecturer in Law at the University of St.Gallen; Alan Feldman, Distinguished Fellow in Responsible Gaming at the International Gaming Institute (IGI) at UNLV and Dayvid Figler, attorney and national expert on where criminal justice and gaming intersect.

Other teachers include Keith Miller, Ellis and Nelle Levitt Distinguished Professor of Law at Drake Law School; Uri Clinton who was formerly the President and Chief Operating Officer of MGM Empire City Casino in New York; and Anthony Cabot, Distinguished Fellow in Gaming Law at the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law.

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