Pre-Licensing Financial & Background Investigations


Jun. 12, 2018 - Jun. 14, 2018, 8am to 5pm

Office/Remote Location

Second Floor Classroom 220


Participants will learn how to conduct in-depth financial and background investigations on gaming suppliers and vendors, principal individuals, and key employees. Participants will gain knowledge of financial principles, investigative tools, and investigative strategies which can be applied immediately to improve investigative processes.

This seminar is specifically designed for law enforcement, government, Tribal, and international regulators and staff who are responsible for supervising and conducting gaming licensing investigations on individuals and companies. This includes Commissioners, Board Members, Executive Directors, Licensing and Compliance Managers, Executive Assistants, auditors, and investigators. Seminar topics include:

  • Financial Concepts for non-financial professionals

  • Investigation of personal financial and background activity

  • Financial and background investigation of gaming companies, suppliers, and vendors

  • Interview techniques and written communication

  • Investigation of foreign based individuals and companies

  • How to assess risk and design investigative plans to reduce risk

  • Investigative trends and issues in casinos today

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.



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.

Contact Information

International Center for Gaming Regulation
Jennifer Roberts

External Sponsor

The International Center for Gaming Regulation is one of three 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.