IAGR began informally in the 1980s as an adjunct to the annual meeting of the International Association of Gaming Attorneys (IAGA).
In late 2010, the IAGR membership voted to establish the organization as an independent association. Consistent with the membership’s decision, IAGR in early 2011 incorporated as a non-profit association known as the International Association of Gaming Regulators, Inc. Under its new bylaws, IAGR’s leadership converted from a Steering Committee run by a Chairman to a Board of Trustees guided by a President and team of officers.
Since incorporating, IAGR has attracted a record number of members and is today comprised of regulators from jurisdictions that include Europe, Asia, Oceania, Africa, North America, South America and the Caribbean. The association held its inaugural independent conference in Cape Town, South Africa.