Contributor Profile

Becky Harris

Job TitleDistinguished Fellow, Gaming & Leadership

Company NameUNLV

About
Becky Harris recently finished her term as Chairwoman of Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB), where she was the first woman to hold the position. As Chief Regulator for what many view as the gold standard in gaming regulation, she helped guide the Board through a number of controversial matters including sexual harassment issues, challenges involving the legalization of recreational cannabis and its relationship to gaming regulation, the repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), the emergence of sports betting across the United States, and various Wire Act issues. At present, Harris has been named as a Distinguished Fellow in Gaming and Leadership with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) International Gaming Institute (IGI). In this capacity, Harris works with regulators, academics, and other stakeholders on a host of gaming and leadership related issues and projects. Harris was elected to the Nevada State Senate in 2014, representing Nevada's Ninth District. She served for two legislative sessions and two special sessions. Her experience includes serving as chair of the Senate Education Committee, as well as a member of the Senate Judiciary, Finance, Education, and Commerce, Labor & Energy Committees. An active member of the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCGLS), an association of lawmakers from across the country in states with legalized gambling, Harris chaired the Responsible Gaming Committee and served as Treasurer. Harris also served as Nevada's State Director for Women in Government and is a Henry Toll Fellow. Æ

Conference Sessions

  • Moot Court: Mobile or Not?

    October 14, 2019, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM, Titian 2303

    Most international jurisdictions with legalized iGaming allow access on mobile devices. Many state legislatures in the U.S., however, are struggling with that d...

    • Language: English

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