LAS VEGAS – The National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) today announced a new collaboration with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas International Gaming Institute (IGI) to further expand NCLGS programming, content, research, and presentations at their 2022 and 2023 Summer and Winter annual meetings.

“This collaborative will combine the UNLV International Gaming Institute’s 25 years of gaming experience with NCLGS’ strong leadership on gaming issues and provide valuable enhancements to our conference programming and agendas,” said NCLGS President Keith Pickard, a Nevada Senator.

“The International Gaming Institute is excited to join forces with NCLGS as a resource to assist in making a positive difference and facilitate advancements within the gaming industry,” IGI Executive Director Dr. Bo Bernhard said. “For over a decade we have participated in the NCLGS meetings, and we are elated to take on this greater role.”

“NCLGS welcomes the IGI to our team, which will make this organization even more valuable to lawmakers across the United States,” said Michael Pollock, Managing Director of Spectrum Gaming Group, which is executive director of NCLGS.

As NCLGS grows, so does interest in sponsorships. Interested stakeholders can advance the NCLGS mission and effectively engage gaming’s decision-makers with a sponsorship of the Summer Meeting. Click here to view options, and email [email protected] to secure your sponsorship today.

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About University of Nevada, Las Vegas International Gaming Institute: For more than 25 years, UNLV International Gaming Institute (IGI) has provided research-based solutions, cutting-edge insights, and executive education to the gaming industry. Described as the “global intellectual capital of gaming” by former Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval and “The Harvard of Gaming” by Global Gaming Business magazine, IGI houses several excellence initiatives, including the Center for Gaming Innovation, the International Center for Gaming Regulation, the Expanding the Leader verse initiative, and the Hospitality & Esports Innovation Lab. Each of these addresses a vital need in the global gaming industry, for which the IGI serves as an answer center populated by an internationally recognized dream team of contributors. For more information, visit

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