Our Mission

The Institute for the Study of Commercial Gaming (ISCG) at University of Macau was established in August 2003 as a not-for-profit gaming research and development organization. Its mission is to build bridges between gaming theory and practice that lead to the healthy development of the gaming industry in Macau and across Asia.

In the light of its mission, ISCG seeks to establish strong intellectual foundations for responsible gaming, inject fresh and innovative ideas into gaming management, and provide a world-class research environment and education to academics and students who are interested in gaming.

ISCG conducts research on many theoretical and operational aspects of gaming that include economic and social impact s of the gaming industry, gaming laws and regulations, gaming surveillance and technology, casino marketing and management, and other issues arising from gaming operations. ISCG brings together leading experts from various areas such as mathematics and statistics, economics, law, management, marketing, information system, sociology, history, psychology, and other academic areas.

ISCG regularly advises the government and government-related organizations on issues relating to gaming policy formulation, research and analysis. In addition, it provides professional advisory and training services to businesses in the gaming industry.

ISCG aims to be one of the leading centers for the study of gaming in Asia. To achieve this goal, the institution will continue to provide top-class research and training services to all interested parties. It will:

      • Conduct basic and applied research on all issues relating to gaming;
      • Provide advice to the government on all issues relating to gaming development and surveillance;
      • Build bridges between academic researchers around the world and gaming operators;
      • Help solve practical problems arising from gaming operations;
      • Provide professional training to personnel working in the gaming entertainment industry.

The Institute for the Study of Commercial Gaming

Room 2035, Faculty of Business Administration,
University of Macau, E22,
Avenida da Universidade, Taipa, Macau,
(853) 8822 4173
(853) 8822 2334

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