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Upcoming Event

  • 2019 Gaming Industry Anti-Money Laundering Symposium: AML for Casinos, MSBs, and Financial Institutions Adapting to a Changing Financial Industry
  • October 24, 2019
  • Presentation: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • The Strat Theater @ The Strat
    2000 Las Vegas Boulevard South
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89104
  • Non-ACAMS Members: $85.00
  • ACAMS Members: $65.00
  • Chapter Members: $30.00
  • 4 CAMS Credits
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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.

  • 2019 Gaming Industry Anti-Money Laundering Symposium: AML for Casinos, MSBs, and Financial Institutions Adapting to a Changing Financial Industry
  • October 24, 2019
  • Presentation: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • The Strat Theater @ The Strat
    2000 Las Vegas Boulevard South
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89104
  • Non-ACAMS Members: $85.00
  • ACAMS Members: $65.00
  • Chapter Members: $30.00
  • 4 CAMS Credits

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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)!!

Speakers

  • 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.

Speakers

  • 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

Questions, contact: sonevada.acams@gmail.com

Speaker

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 Quatloos.com, 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.

Sponsors

EVERI     NCC


The History of Crime in Nevada

Speakers

  • 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.

Speakers

  • 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

Sponsor

NCC

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
Co-Chair
Caesars Entertainment


Paul Camacho

Paul Camacho
Co-Chair
Station Casinos

Paul Camacho is the Vice President of Anti-Money Laundering Compliance for Station Casinos. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Camacho served as the Special Agent in Charge for the Las Vegas Field Office of Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation (IRS CI) directing investigations of all IRS CI special agents in Utah and Nevada.

Mr. Camacho is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and a Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist. Over the course of his career in IRS CI, Mr. Camacho has overseen sophisticated financial investigations involving drug trade organizations, money laundering, terrorist financing, offshore abusive tax schemes, public corruption and large scale fraud schemes. The aggregate dollar value of these cases exceeded a billion dollars.

In 2010, Mr. Camacho spearheaded an outreach program to ensure the gaming industry understood their Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) responsibilities to report suspicious activity and be mindful of source of funds. These efforts received noteworthy media attention and fostered strong working relations between law enforcement and the gaming industry. In 2015, Mr. Camacho played integral role in the development of the American Gaming Association (AGA) best practices for Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance.

Mr. Camacho is a member of the Board of Directors for The Mob Museum and is one of their frequent lecturers. Mr. Camacho’s research into America’s battle of organized crime and corruption ultimately led to the discovery of significant historical documents and artifacts that are now on display at the Mob Museum. ACAMSTODAY has published several of Mr. Camacho’s articles which often recount the stories of law enforcement bringing to justice America’s criminal elite by following the money.

Mr. Camacho has given presentations to: Singapore Government Casino Symposium; Transnational Organized Crime Conferences; American Bar Association (ABA) national conference on gaming; ABA national conference on tax controversies; ABA conference on White Collar Crimes; The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants; The Association of Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist national conferences and webinars; Nevada Association of CPAs; Nevada Bar Association BSA Conference; Institute of Internal Auditors; Global Gaming Expo; Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialist(ACFCS) webinars; and the California Tribal Commission Association


Nick Langenfeld

Nick Langenfeld
Treasurer
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.

Email: nick.langenfeld@stationcasinos.com


Bradley Hughes
Co-Treasurer
Stations Casinos LLC


Evelyn Roderich

Evelyn Roderich, CAMS
Co-Director of Treasury
Barclaycard US

Evelyn Roderich is the AML Team Lead for the Barclaycard US west coast operations center. In her current role she manages the daily operations of the Henderson AML Team for over 40 different personal and business credit card partners as well as the online savings portfolio. Her primary responsibilities are Sanctions, Politically Exposed Persons, Investigations and FinCEN filing. Additionally, Evelyn assists with the current AML Department policies, procedures and provides guidance to senior management on new areas of risk such as AML Risk Control and Exploitation of Vulnerable Persons.

After earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Management from Purdue University, Evelyn began her banking career with PNC Bank in Illinois, where she moved throughout the company as a personal banker, branch manager, loan officer, investment banker and branch conversion specialist while earning her MBA in Project Management with Keller Graduate School. In 2012, while working for Town & Country Bank in Utah, she was promoted from the position of Operations Manager to the BSA AML Officer, obtaining her CAMS that same year. Within that role she rejuvenated the banks entire BSA AML Program by creating policies, writing AML BSA procedures, onboarding new a case management software platform with electronic filing, drove AML education for every role, provided guidance on new bank products and services as well as reported to the banks Executive Management and Board of Directors.


Jennifer Krentz
Programming Co-Director
Western Alliance Bank

Jennifer Krentz currently serves as the BSA/USA Patriot Act Coordinator for Western Alliance Bank. She is part of a team which investigates suspicious activity cases after they have been elevated based on alert monitoring. She is responsible for assisting with the decision making process for suspicious activity reporting. Prior to joining Western Alliance Bank, Jennifer was employed at local casino properties including Station Casinos, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and Caesars Entertainment in Title 31 Compliance and AML Analysis roles, where she audited casino transactions, investigated suspicious activity, trained personnel on suspicious activity detection and reporting and assisted with the revising of AML policies and procedures.

Jennifer’s Compliance, AML, Banking and Casino experience spans 7 years. Jennifer earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Peirce College and a master’s degree in Accounting and Financial Management with a Fraud Examiner emphasis from Keller Graduate School of Management.


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
Vice President of Operations at CARD.com

Oscar Mota, CAMS Vice President of Operations at CARD.com, responsibilities include bank compliance, CIP, OFAC, Subpoenas, Third-Party Vendor Management, and Third-Party Complaints (FDIC, BBB, CFPB, etc.). Previous positions include 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.