The International Center for Gaming Regulation (ICGR) at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) is organizing a new online seminar this month, called Global Trends in AML Regulation, Enforcement & Illegal Gambling, to be held on August 24.
As part of ICGR’s Financial executive education track, this intensive seminar provides information and knowledge on government actions and interventions to combat money laundering and other financial crimes linked to the casino and gambling sector, and the associated recommendations and learning points.
The new course targets professionals in highly regulated industries, including casino management, compliance personnel, risk management, HR or finance directors, surveillance/security team members, and gaming industry advisors.
“Attendees will leave with strategic awareness and knowledge of how regulation and enforcement are changing globally. The program also provides gaming operators with a foundational understanding of why AML regulation is essential to the success of their businesses,” organizers said.
The program curriculum includes:
- Global financial crime risks linked to the casino sector
- An overview of government inquiries abroad
- Emerging trends in regulation and enforcement
- The rise in online casinos and illegal gambling
- Global case studies
- US case studies linked to underground banks
- Global organized crime linkages
ICGR’s educational partner in charge of this course will be Amanda Gore, a forensic accountant with over 20 years experience supporting financial investigations and working with enforcement and regulatory agencies.
She currently runs the Centre for Global Advancement (C4GA) advising governments, NGOs, and the private sector on how they can combat financial crime with a special interest in environmental crime, the gaming sector, and underground money movements.
Her on-the-ground work experience spans multiple regions including the Caribbean, the US, Europe, Africa, and Asia primarily focusing on trends in money laundering, corruption, and tax fraud.
On Wednesday, Aug. 17, ICGR is also hosting a virtual seminar to explore the mechanics and process of audits and accounting in the international gaming industry. “Casino & Gaming Internal Controls” is mainly aimed at regulators, but it will also support the education and knowledge base of professionals seeking facts and information about control systems within any highly regulated industry.