UNLV’s International Center for Gaming Regulation names Bertolone as new executive director CDC Gaming Reports · February 24, 2020 at 4:00 pm A longtime chief executive in both the governmental and private sectors was named the new executive director of the UNLV International Center for Gaming Regulation (ICGR). Joe Bertolone was selected after a global search that attracted applicants in leadership positions from around the world. UNLV IGI officials said Bertolone’s experience spans 25 years as both a gaming regulator and CEO of gaming companies, which fits well with ICGR’s function as a centralized voice and knowledge forum for global gaming regulators and gaming lawyers, policymakers, legislators, and law enforcement. Bertolone began his gaming career as the chief of administration at the Nevada Gaming Control Board. He then became the first chief of the Control Board’s Technology Division. From there, he served in executive positions at several private–sector companies: DEQ Systems Inc., William Hill US, and most recently as the president of the North American division of slot manufacturer Ainsworth Game Technology (AGS). He has also been an instructor in several classes at UNLV for the past two decades. “The concerns of both government regulators and industry executives hit home, so the bridge-building nature of this position was very attractive to me,” said Bertolone. “Joe Bertolone has joined us full-time, bringing his unique blend of dynamic thinking and a resumé that is unlike any other in gaming to UNLV,” says Bo Bernhard, executive director of the International Gaming Institute.