Financial & Background Investigative Techniques


Jun. 22, 2022 - Jun. 23, 2022, 8am to 12:30pm

Office/Remote Location

Financial and background investigative techniques. A two day online seminar..


Regulators protect their gaming industries by implementing strong regulatory systems. The front-line defense in a strong regulatory system is the pre-licensing financial and background investigation.

A strong regulatory system authorizes regulators to vigorously investigate individuals and entities seeking the privileged gaming license. Through effective pre-licensing investigations, regulators help ensure licenses are granted only to suitable vendors, individuals, and entities.

This online series will take place June 22 - 23, 2022, from 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. each day.

What can participants expect to learn?

Through interactive discussions and exercises, participants will gain knowledge, tools, and hands-on experience working with investigative procedures, which can be applied immediately to improve existing investigative processes.

Tried and true techniques that reflect current best practices help investigators conduct thorough and efficient investigations of the financial and background activity of applicants seeking privileged gaming licenses.

Who should attend?

This seminar is designed for investigators and supervisors involved in due diligence investigations. The seminar is also recommended for executive directors, managers, and commissioners to demonstrate why these principles are important, how they improve existing processes, and how they protect operations.

While the gaming industry is the context, principles learned in this seminar can be applied to any highly regulated industry.

Seminar Topics

This seminar will present essential information and tools in the following areas:

  • Understanding investigative risk. Participants will learn how to use critical thinking skills and investigative techniques to identify and assess investigate risk associated with each gaming license application.
  • How to develop investigative work plans for individuals and business entities
  • Effective and efficient investigation of the financial and background activity of business vendor entities (Includes discussion of types of business entities)
  • Regulatory checks of publicly traded companies (PTC)
  • Analysis of federal income tax returns for individuals and business entities
  • Developing the investigative work plan for personal financial investigations
  • Work plan for individual background investigations

A certificate of completion from UNLV will be awarded and delivered electronically at the end of the program.


Scott Otterstrom and John Flynn are former deputy chiefs with the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Together, John and Scott bring more than 50 years of experience in conducting and supervising complex financial and background investigations world-wide.



Admission Information

Register now.

For additional questions, please contact Aaron Tuttle, program coordinator, International Center for Gaming Regulation:

Contact Information

Aaron Tuttle

External Sponsor

The International Center for Gaming Regulation (ICGR) is the world’s only organization dedicated to the study of regulations and their development for the land-based and online casino gaming industries.