All successful gaming operators understand the importance of building and maintaining cultures of compliance within the jurisdictions they operate. This program provides a curated review of compliance protocols and processes, including techniques for planning, monitoring, and reporting. This program is open to gaming regulators, policy makers, manufacturers, operators, suppliers, or integrated resort professionals who would benefit from a better understanding or refresh of the principles of a sound compliance system. All functional areas - including compliance, HR, finance, gaming operations, etc. - are welcome to attend.
Course Introduction and Housekeeping (7:45 – 8:00 a.m.)
Session #1 - Gaming Regulation and Post-Licensing Gaming Compliance (8:00 – 8:45 a.m.)
• Why is gaming regulated
• Pre-licensing & post licensing compliance
• What is compliance?
• Core principles of gaming compliance
Session #2 - Compliance Plans and Programs (8:45 – 9:30 a.m.)
• Culture of compliance
• Creation of a compliance plan
• Education and training
• Case studies
• Compliance Committees reports and additional case studies
• Periodic internal audits and plan revisions
Break (9:30 – 10:30 a.m.)
Session #3 - Compliance Audit (Regulatory Perspective) (10:30 – 11:15 a.m.)
• Why audit your compliance plan?
• Audit preparations and document review
• What are regulators looking for?
• Common issues with compliance audits
• Group discussion
Session #4 - Preparing for a Compliance Audit (Licensee Perspective) (11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
• What is an audit?
• Goals of an audit
• Items to prepare for review
• Tips to help prepare
12:00 PM – 12:45 PM Session #5 - Tips for Conducting Due Diligence
• What is due diligence?
• Why conduct?
• Risk assessment
• Data collection
• Red flags
• Third party vendors
Gregory Gemignani is an attorney has provided direct gaming and regulatory instruction to operators, governments, and regulators in dozens of jurisdictions and has provided onsite instruction in South Africa, Japan, Puerto Rico, Oregon, Minnesota, California, and Ghana.
Julie Damavandi has a BS in Accounting and served with the Nevada Gaming Control Board for 18 years working in investigations and compliance. She is also former internal auditor for Hilton Hotels and former Director of Compliance at the Venetian Casino Resort.
1. In the event a course is canceled, registrants will be notified as soon as possible and receive a full refund of their registration fee.
2. A service fee of Twenty Percent (20%) will apply to all participant initiated cancellations received three or less days prior to the event.
3. All cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing. Refunds granted for credit card charges will be credited to the original account charged. No refunds will be given in the event of “No Shows.” Refunds may take up to 3 weeks for processing.