South Nevada Chapter


Upcoming South Nevada Chapter learning events will be announced soon.

ACAMS Southern Nevada chapter seeks to enhance the knowledge and expertise of AML/CTF and financial crime professionals in Southern Nevada through effective networking and high quality AML symposiums and educational opportunities.

Upcoming South Nevada Chapter learning events will be announced soon.

ACAMS of Southern Nevada – Sanctions Compliance in 2020

Today’s sanctions compliance landscape is posing greater challenges for businesses and financial institutions of all sizes. The Treasury’s new framework guidance is suggesting that enforcements will include much greater personal accountability. Adding to this new framework, FinCEN has released detailed guidance and typologies to identify sanctions circumvention related to both; the “snapback” of the Iranian sanctions, as well as, the escalating Venezuelan sanctions programs.

This session is specifically designed to inform sanctions compliance professionals of the monitoring expectations being communicated both here in the US and internationally. Lunch will be provided!


  • Timothy R. White, CAMS is Vice-President, Business Development and Sanctions for AML RightSource
    Tim has licensed AML and Sanctions Interdiction Software to over a 1400 financial institutions since he started working in the banking compliance arena in 1994. Tim is an expert on OFAC/Sanctions issues and has addressed OFAC and BSA issues at conferences throughout the United States and internationally. Tim has published articles in the ABA Bank Compliance Magazine, ACAMS Today and Western Banking Magazine.

2019 Gaming Industry Anti-Money Laundering Symposium: AML for Casinos, MSBs, and Financial Institutions Adapting to a Changing Financial Industry

Hosted by the ACAMS Southern Nevada chapter and Promontory Financial Group, this event will focus on recent AML trends for all types of financial institutions involved in the gaming industry. Panels will provide a unique perspective from gaming corporations, MSBs, regulators, law enforcement, and premier risk consulting firms, as they discuss a rapidly shifting industry and emerging money laundering risks. Lunch will be provided!

Leaders from gaming corporations, money service businesses, regulatory agencies, law enforcement, and premier risk consulting firms.

Bonus! Attendance includes access to The STRAT’s observation deck and thrill rides (excluding The SkyJump)!!

RSVP by October 18th, 2019.

ACAMS of Southern Nevada – Bootcamp

This training is designed to provide the most relevant content for front line AML personnel, in particular those working in the casino industry. The training is also beneficial to those interested in a career in AML. The content not only focuses on regulator expectation, but also provides a strong foundation on what money laundering looks like in a casino and how BSA information is used by law enforcement. Note: In general, the training program is not geared for casino AML officers or senior management unless seeking introductory-intermediate levels of training.

$80 All Attendees. Attendance includes observation deck and thrill ride access (excluding the SkyJump)!!


  • Paul Camacho | Station Casinos | Vice President of AML Compliance
  • Nick Langenfeld | Station Casinos | Director of Compliance
  • Michelle Stevenson | Golden Entertainment | Vice President & Corporate Compliance Officer
  • Ben Floyd | Caesars Entertainment | Senior Vice President & Corporate AML Officer

Bitcoin, Blockchain & Compliance- What does it all mean?

Learn from experts in their field about the bitcoin craze, the importance of the blockchain, potential crimes associated with bitcoin and AML as it relates to digital currencies.


  • Chris McAlary, CEO, Coin Cloud
  • Joshua Schlachter, Attorney at Law & Chief Compliance Officer Coin Cloud

The Practical Use of Enhanced Due Diligence

Many times customers are not what they appear to be with the use of business entities, tax filings, bankruptcy and other legal paperwork. Join us to learn how fraudsters manipulate various legal rules to evade the BSA AML reporting guidelines and hide the source and/or destination of their ill-gotten gains.

RSVP by April 18, 2018

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Jay Adkisson, founding partner of Riser Adkisson LLP
Jay Adkisson is an attorney who practices in the areas of creditor-debtor litigation, asset protection and wealth preservation, and captive insurance companies and insurance/reinsurance litigation. He is also a contributor to Forbes magazine. Jay is perhaps best known as the creator of, and as a book author and popular legal and financial speaker on a variety of topics. He has twice been an expert witness to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. Jay is a founding partner of Riser Adkisson LLP, with his offices in Newport Beach, California, and Henderson, Nevada. His practice includes general business litigation with an emphasis on creditor-debtor law, and general business planning with an emphasis on asset protection planning and captive insurance.



The History of Crime in Nevada


  • The “Honorable” Mayor Oscar B. Goodman Las Vegas Mayor 1999-2011
  • Bill Young, Sheriff 2003-2007 LVMPD
  • Geoff Schumacher, Content Director Las Vegas Mob Museum
Thomson Reuters

Cyber/Financial Crimes; An Epidemic

Learn from experts in their field on how cyber-crime ties to financial crimes in Las Vegas, what’s trending, and steps one can take to prevent being a victim.


  • Michael Gomez, Detective, Financial Crimes Unit LVMPD
  • Joshua Schlachter, Attorney at Law & Chief Compliance Officer Coin Cloud
  • Mack Jackson Jr. J.S.M, Cyber Crime Specialist CEO, MJ Computer Concepts



8300 Trade/Business Regulatory Requirements

The Life of a SAR

Elder Exploitation, a Nevada Epidemic

AML Roundtable Event

Educational Seminar: Synthetic Persons

Educational Seminar: Wire Transaction Processes

ACAMS of Southern Nevada – March 2015 educational seminar – Considerations in deploying casino customer due diligence

ACAMS of Southern Nevada – November 2014 Upcoming Seminar

Raising the Bar – Regulatory Expectations AML and OFAC Compliance Programs

May 2014 Educational Seminar: Online Gaming – An AML Perspective

ACAMS of Southern Nevada – February 2014 Educational Seminar

ACAMS First Formal Meeting – Sedona Restaurant and Lounge

Ben Floyd
Caesars Entertainment

Paul Camacho

Paul Camacho
Station Casinos

Paul Camacho is the Vice President of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Compliance for Station Casinos and the retired Special Agent in Charge for the Las Vegas IRS Criminal Investigation (CI) field office. Paul has overseen investigations involving drug trade organizations, large-scale fraud schemes, money laundering, public corruption, tax evasion, identity theft, casinos and terrorist financing. He received the highest honor given to IRS CI agents, the Elmer Lincoln Irey Distinguish Service Award. Paul has consulted various law enforcement agencies including the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and California DOJ Bureau of Gaming Control on money laundering matters. He is a regular article contributor to ACAMSTODAY, a leading Anti-money laundering trade journal and subject matter expert for the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist’s on Anti-Bribery and Corruption.

Paul is a member of the Board of Directors for The Mob Museum and is their subject matter expert on the history of U.S. Treasury bringing to justice America’s criminal elite. His work with the Mob Museum creating an exhibit that tells the story of Treasury’s takedown of major kingpin mobsters, such as Al Capone, received national media attention including a featured appearance on Fox Business Channel’s Strange Inheritance, Lost Mob Files.

Nick Langenfeld

Nick Langenfeld, CAMS, CFE
Station Casinos

Nick currently serves as the Director of Compliance for Station Casinos LLC, a $3 billion gaming and entertainment company headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, that owns and/or operates over 20 casino properties. He is responsible for the company’s BSA/AML compliance for all of its casinos. He also oversees the BSA/AML compliance of its Native American-managed casinos. His compliance, internal audit and consulting experience spans more than 15 years.

Before joining Station Casinos in 2005, Nick served in various roles with Arthur Andersen, Deloitte and EY, performing internal auditing, compliance and consulting functions within the gaming industry. While serving in those roles, Nick performed several large scale BSA/AML remediation projects working with clients to correct issues, mitigate damages and develop compliance programs.

Nick earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Southern Utah University and master’s degree in accounting from the University of Southern California.


Jessica Griffith

Jessica Griffith
Station Casinos

Jessica currentlyserves as the Compliance Manager for Station Casinos LLC, a publically traded gaming organization which owns and/or operates over 20 casino properties. She oversees the company’s BSA/AML compliance team and manages day to day compliance for all of its casino. She has been with Station Casinos since 2008 and in her many roles with the company she has gained extensive experience with both Anti-Money Laundering and Gaming Compliance.

Jessica earned her bachelor’s degree in business management fromWestern Governor’s University and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.


Cindy Tran

Cindy Tran
Wells Fargo Bank

Cindy Tran is an Operational Risk Consultant for the Gaming team at Wells Fargo Bank, one of the largest financial institutions in the United States that provides banking, investing, mortgages, and credit cards, as well as personal, small business, and commercial financial services. Her current responsibilities include KYC/EDD, BSA/AML Compliance, and operational risks. 

Prior to joining Wells Fargo, she held compliance positions with Cathay Bank, First Commercial (USA) Bank, Citi Bank, Zions Bancorp, Ignite Funding, Caesars Entertainment and Las Vegas Sands.

Cindy earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California State University of Fullerton and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist with over 13 years of experience in compliance for both banking and casino/gaming industries.


Michelle Stevenson

Michelle Stevenson
Programming Director
Golden Entertainment

Michelle currently serves as the Vice President & Corporate Compliance Officer at Golden Entertainment, Inc. (“GEI”), a publicly traded gaming company with operations in several jurisdictions within the United States. In this role, she oversees the regulatory environment of the company, including gaming and federal anti-money laundering regulations for 10 casinos, 70 taverns and over 1,000 slot route locations.

Prior to joining GEI, Michelle held compliance positions with Penn National Gaming, Inc., Tropicana Entertainment, Inc. and William Hill US. She also served 17 years in Biloxi, MS as a litigation paralegal and firm manager. While at Penn National Gaming, Michelle played an integral role in implementing new policies, procedures and gaming system installations at Tropicana Las Vegas.

Michelle has extensive knowledge in opening casinos, licensure, developing compliance programs and working directly with gaming officials to implement corporate compliance plans. She is knowledgeable of business management principles and is recognized for being proactive to developments in the compliance regulatory environment.

Michelle graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from Tulane University and completed a Master of Business Administration degree with concentrations in General Management and Finance from DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management. She created and participated in teaching an AML Boot Camp at UNLV’s International Center for Gaming Regulation and currently sits on the Scholarship Sub-Committee of Global Gaming Women’s Education Committee and the Finance Committee of Global Gaming Women. Michelle is also the Programming Director for the Southern Nevada Chapter of ACAMS.


Lisa Garner

Lisa Garner, CAMS
Membership Director
Caesars Entertainment

Lisa currently serves as the Corporate Director of AML Compliance for Caesars Entertainment. She joined Caesars in 2017 and in her role she is responsible for overseeing the Know Your Customer (KYC) Customer Due Diligence Investigation Team, the Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Team and the team monitoring transactions for the online gaming in the Mobile Sports Betting & CIE (Caesars Interactive Entertainment) platforms.

Lisa started her Las Vegas gaming career in 1992 and has accumulated a total of 27 years of experience in AML Compliance & Casino Cages.

Oscar Mota

Oscar Mota, CAMS
Communications Director
Echo Payment Systems, Inc.

Oscar Mota is CCO, VP of Operations at Echo Payment Systems, Inc.  His responsibilities include BSA\AML Compliance, Fraud and Operations. Previous positions include Vice President of Operations at, responsibilities included BSA\AML compliance, CIP, OFAC, Subpoenas, Third-Party Vendor Management, and Third-Party Complaints (FDIC, BBB, CFPB, etc.), COO at eCommLink, a prepaid debit transaction processor acquired by Green Dot, SVP of Operations at TransCard, a leading Issuer of GPR, and COO of Stored Value Cards, Inc., a prepaid program manager. In his positions Oscar has been responsible for pre-paid program design, implementation, and management, and ensuring compliance with PCI, BSA/AML, Reg E, UDAAP, Association Operating Guidelines, Risk/Fraud, and Customer Service.


Tudor Prisneac

Tudor Prisneac, CAMS
Co-Communications Director
Las Vegas Sands Corp

Tudor serves as the Sanctions Compliance manager at the Las Vegas Sands Corp, one of the largest casino operators in the world. His responsibilities include compliance with the OFAC sanctions regulations as well as conducting politically exposed persons (PEP),  KYC and EDD patron reviews. He previously worked for the financial intelligence unit (FIU) of Moldova reviewing suspicious activity related to fraud, corruption and other predicate offences reported by banks, money services businesses and other reporting entities. Tudor assisted the FIU in the implementation of policies and regulations in compliance with FATF recommendations and drafted memorandums of understanding with international counterparts. He also conducted audits at the financial and non financial institutions related to AML/CFT reporting requirements.