Pre-Licensing Financial & Background Investigations


Oct. 4, 2017 - Oct. 6, 2017, 8am to 5pm

Office/Remote Location

Room 220


Participants will learn how to conduct in-depth background and financial investigations on individuals, gaming suppliers, and key employees. Exclusively available for gaming regulators and gaming policy makers, the program is designed to offer practical knowledge and skills for immediate use in enhancing investigative techniques.

Seminar Topics:

  • Financial Concepts for Non-Financial Professionals
  • Personal Finance Due Diligence and Analysis of Financial Activity
  • Background Investigative Techniques & Interview Techniques
  • Investigation of Gaming Suppliers, Non-gaming Vendors and Key Employees
  • Business Investigations - Basic & Complex
  • Investigating Foreign Applications


Day 1 – Financial Analytical Tools: Especially beneficial for professionals not experienced in accounting or finance, the seminar presents discussion and exercises involving financial terminology, accounting systems, interpreting and analyzing financial statements, and gathering information from tax returns.

Days 2 & 3 – Financial and Background Investigative Techniques: Utilizing a case study approach, the seminar presents techniques for identifying and analyzing financial and background activity on both individuals and companies. Through interactive discussions and exercises, participants analyze actual events which have occurred in the gaming industry.


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. For more than ten 10 years, Scott and John have instructed investigative seminars at UNLV and for law enforcement and government organizations.


$1,300 for 3-Day Program

To attend, please register.

Registration fees include: coursework materials, continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon refreshments on each day of the seminar. They do not include lodging, air or ground transportation, incidentals or any meals other than those listed above on the days of the seminar.

Admission Information


Who can attend this event?

  • Gaming regulators and law enforcement officers with responsibility for conducting licensing and background investigations - including Board and Commission members, or other governmental officials, with regulatory oversight or policy making responsibilities.

What is included in the registration fee?

  • The fee includes all classroom materials and a certificate of completion from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. A continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon refreshments each day will also be provided

Are there recommended accommodations?

  • In addition to the large number of hotels located on the Las Vegas Strip, a number of participants choose to stay at nearby off-strip hotels

Is transportation or parking available?

  • We encourage participants to arrive either by taxi, Uber or Lyft. However, parking passes can be reserved for a limited number of spaces on the UNLV campus.

What is the attire for the program?

  • The attire is business casual.

What is the refund policy?

  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. If you need to make travel arrangements that require airfare or non-refundable fees please contact our office at 702-895-2445 to verify that the course will take place. The International Center for Gaming Regulation is not responsible for any travel and related expenses or other expenses incurred by any participant due to a course cancelation.
  2. A service fee of twenty percent (20%) will apply to all participant initiated cancelations received three (3) weeks prior to the event.
  3. A service fee of fifty percent (50%) will apply to all participant initiated cancelations received two (2) weeks (14 days or less) prior to the event. In the event you need to cancel, you may substitute another person to attend in your place.  However, you will need to inform us in writing no later than two (2) business days prior to the start of the event.
  4. 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 4 weeks for processing.

Contact Information

International Center for Gaming Regulation
Robert Horgan

External Sponsor

The International Center for Gaming Regulation is one of several research centers within the International Gaming Institute, on the campus of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The Center's mission is to promote research and learning in the areas of gaming regulation in jurisdictions around the world.