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IAGA is pleased to announce a new free webinar series focusing on critical issues facing the global gaming industry. 
Held every six weeks and developed in conjunction with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) International Center for Gaming Regulation (ICGR), the UNLV International Gaming Institute (IGI), the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law, Gaming Laboratories International (GLI) and Ernst & Young, these webinars will focus on key topics of interest within the ever evolving global gaming industry and will feature panelists who are thought leaders on each issue. The free webinars are made possible by Casino International, and all past webinars are archived in IAGA's Members Only section of this website. 

July 22, 8 a.m.

Assessing Financial Crimes Risk Against 
Recent Regulatory and Environmental Changes
As gaming and sports wagering companies reassess the impact of recent events to their operations, there are financial crimes risk implications as well.  This panel will explore the trends in how patrons transact with casinos, sportsbooks and other gaming companies both physically and in the digital environment and how this can effect assessing financial crimes risk and addressing controls in place to mitigate risk.  Topics to be covered include KYC measures both from a digital and brick & mortar standpoint, trends related to fraud and money laundering schemes in the current environment as well as regulatory expectations from a global perspective in maintaining a current risk assessment for your AML program.

Moderated by Bob Boyle, a Senior Manager for Ernst & Young's Assurance Services and Forensic and Integrity Services in New York, the panelists will be:

  • David Clifton, Founding Director, Clifton Davies Consultancy Limited
  • Carl Fornaris, Shareholder and Co-Chair, Financial Regulatory and Compliance Practice, Greenberg Traurig
  • Chris Soriano, Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, Penn National Gaming
  • Zach Zarnoch, Senior Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer, Ocean Casino Resort 

 To register, click here.

 Wednesday, August 26, 8 a.m.

The intersection between financial crime and problem gambling
Money laundering Is frequently viewed in terms of large-scale, trans-national criminal networks engaged in such activities as human trafficking, drug trafficking, or identity theft. We might also think of smaller networks of headline-grabbing criminals engaged in white-collar fraud and corruption, like Bernie Madoff or Jho Taek Low of the 1MDB scandal. While each of these poses a threat to the gaming industry, there is also a risk posed by gamblers who turn to crime to fund their addiction. 

Featuring AML and responsible gaming experts, this session will look at the relationship between gambling addiction and money laundering from multiple perspectives: global regulatory expectations and trends, compliance and casino operations and social responsibility. Case studies will be used as examples to define the problem and highlight evolving regulatory expectations. At the webinar’s conclusion, you’ll take away practices that can be implemented at your own company both to raise awareness and mitigate money laundering risk arising from problem gamblers.

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Is There A Future for Blockchain In Gaming?
With so much historical focus on blockchain only in reference to its use to support cryptocurrency, its potential value for other gaming applications has been overlooked. This webinar will explore how Blockchain could be used to help gaming regulators streamline the licensing process, its potential use of smart contracts to permit more efficient handling and storage as well as an audit trial of transactions, its potential use as a payment processing platform and more. During the hour, the panelists will have an open and frank discussion that will illustrate the potential of Blockchain beyond its genesis as a cryptocurrency.