Addressing Compliance and Anti-Financial Crime Challenges for Gaming Organizations

  • When: April 13, 2020
  • Time: 12PM – 2PM ET
  • Level: All

From casinos to card clubs to online gambling and sports betting, gaming revenue is at record levels, according to the American Gaming Association. In turn, there is a demand for more rigorous AML/CTF controls as regulations, technology and the industry change, and new financial crime risks emerge. Our panel of experts will detail practical strategies for comprehensive oversight and robust risk management in a rapidly evolving and dynamic gaming landscape.

Learning Objectives

  • Customizing internal controls to catch trigger events that require EDD on high rollers
  • Establishing protocols for verifying customers’ identities and sources of funding
  • Automating transaction monitoring and sanctions screening to generate suspicious activity alerts and formalizing systems for SAR filing
  • Creating a robust culture of compliance with oversight, ongoing staff training and strategic SAR sharing

Who Should Attend

  • Gaming Industry Compliance Officers
  • Bankers with Gaming Clients
  • Legal/Audit Advisors to Gaming Organizations
  • Senior Management
  • Industry Consultants


  • Global
  • North America
  • Gaming
  • Banking
  • Legal


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  • Paul Camacho, CAMS

  • Vice President, AML Compliance
  • Station Casinos LLC


  • Vasilios Chrisos

  • Partner
  • PwC

Derek Ramm
  • Derek Ramm

  • Managing Principal
  • MT>Play


Derek has extensive domestic and international experience in the compliance, anti-money laundering and intelligence fields. He has a well-rounded background, having worked in both the public and private sectors, and has focused his expertise on the gaming industry over the past ten years.

Prior to joining MT>Play, a global gaming advisory firm, Derek was the Director of the Intelligence and Investigative Support Branch at the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, where he led an integrated team of police and regulatory professionals in the gaming, liquor and horse racing sectors. He also served as a Commissioner on the Bermuda Casino Gaming Commission and helped to establish a regulated gaming industry on the island with a specific focus on anti-money laundering controls and compliance.

Derek was previously an officer with the Government of Canada’s financial intelligence unit. His primary duties there included enforcing compliance with federal anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regulations, and liaising with domestic and international regulatory and law enforcement agencies.

James Vaughn
  • James Vaughn, CFE, CAMS

  • Manager, Internal Audit
  • MGM Resorts International