UNLV’s Alan Feldman to join International Gaming Standards Association

June 21, 2023
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The new committee will offer regulators and operators access to responsible gaming resources.

The International Gaming Standards Association’s (IGSA) Board of Directors has named UNLV International Gaming Institute’s Alan Feldman as a member of the committee, according to a local report in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

The newly formed committee has been tasked to support responsible gaming efforts by providing safe gambling resources to both regulators and industry operators. Some of its responsibilities include setting up a dashboard of “key performance indicators generated from quantitative data.” The end goal is to “embrace the power of prediction and preventive detection,” the committee said.

ISGA Chairman Earle Hall released an official statement outlining the importance of establishing a worldwide responsible gaming standard.

He commented, “The time has come to create a global standard, process and path for predictive responsible gaming. Regulators have done an incredible job of creating their individual approaches. It is now time to pull the best practices together into a journey from discovery to quantitative management.

“Moreover, it is time to shift the paradigm to a data-driven predictability model to remove the tremendous burden on regulators and operators. We are excited by the overwhelming response by our members, affiliates and partners to be a part of this movement.”

In an interview with the Review-Journal, Feldman further discussed the committee’s motivation behind developing predictive technology.

He said, “Because of the growth of technology and the applications that are being used now, I think this is a perfect opportunity to consider how those technologies are utilized.

“Trying to understand that will be a critical part of the work we do. The thing that I like the most is that no hard fast rules were put in place before we start. Obviously, we’ll take some initial direction from the board, but I think our work after that is up to us.”


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