Executive Director, International Center for Gaming Regulation, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
André is the Executive Director of International Center for Gaming Regulation, established in partnership between UNLV’s International Gaming Institute (IGI) and the William S. Boyd School of Law, aimed at promoting international best practices in gaming regulation.
André is a graduate of the University of Pretoria in South Africa and worked for the University of Pretoria, Africa Institute of South Africa, Development Bank of Southern Africa, Ernst &Young and the South African Government prior to a longstanding career in gaming.
In 1995, he was appointed to a Commission aimed at advising the South African Government on the legalisation of gaming in South Africa. During the period 1995 to 2000 he was CEO of one of the South African provincial gaming boards whilst serving on the National Gambling Board of South Africa. In 2001 he was appointed CEO of ZMS, a private company established to render electronic monitoring systems and services to the National Gambling Board of South Africa. In 2002 he was appointed Executive Director of the Alderney Gambling Control Commission where he regulated the eGambling industry until January of 2016.
In his capacity as gaming regulator André was instrumental in promoting regulatory best practices around the world. He was the keynote speaker at the first international eGambling Summit held in the United Kingdom in 2006. He gave testimony to the Financial Services Committee of the US House of Representatives concerning the introduction of the Internet Gambling Regulations Enforcement Act, 2007. He was a keynote speaker at the American Gaming Association’s 2008 Global Gaming Summit in Las Vegas, and in 2012 gave testimony to the UK Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee regarding their new regulatory framework.
André is a former President of the International Association of Gaming Regulators and is an active member of the International Masters of Gaming Law and the International Association of Gaming Advisors.