BSA-AML Compliance Group announces dates for its annual gaming conference in Las Vegas

The BSA-AML Compliance Group, an organization providing knowledge-based training related to anti-money laundering (AML) and other illicit finance issues, has announced its upcoming annual BSA/AML Gaming Conference.

The conference, dedicated to addressing AML compliance in the gaming industry, will take place at Caesars Palace Las Vegas from September 12 to 14, 2023. To cater to industry newcomers or those looking to enhance their skills, an optional “Fundamentals” day on September 11 has been added to the program.

Prominent figures from government and law enforcement agencies will headline the event, including Scott Rembrandt, Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes (TFFC) at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Rembrandt will deliver a keynote address focusing on financial threats and initiatives by Treasury and FinCEN (Financial Crimes Enforcement Network).

Another key speaker, Jim Lee, head of the IRS-Criminal Investigation Division, will present the Wednesday, September 13th keynote address. With over 28 years of experience in criminal law enforcement, Chief Lee will discuss the crucial role of BSA data in combating money laundering and other illicit finance schemes.

His background includes managing significant investigations related to financial crimes, such as tax evasion, sanctions evasion, money laundering, cyber-crime, and terrorist financing.

The BSA/AML Gaming Conference is described by its organizer as “the largest and most comprehensive AML compliance conference dedicated to the gaming industry.” Last year’s event drew over 460 attendees from more than 35 states, representing over 160 gaming entities.

“We are honored to once again welcome so many government officials and experts who have agreed to share their knowledge and insights with the compliance community,” said James Dowling, CEO of BSA-AML Compliance Group and the Dowling Advisory Group. “We’re committed to providing a forum for attendees to connect and learn from true experts in their fields.”

This year’s conference will feature speakers from various federal and state law enforcement and regulatory agencies, including casino BSA/AML examiners from the IRS, the Department of Justice’s Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section, and other notable entities. Gaming regulatory agencies, such as those from New Jersey, Nevada, and Ontario, will also be in attendance.

Attendees at the conference will have the opportunity to engage with IRS-BSA Examiners, state gaming regulators, and criminal law enforcement professionals to gain valuable insights into money laundering, emerging illicit finance typologies, fraud, and cyber threats impacting the gaming industry.

The conference agenda covers areas like Artificial Intelligence, BSA/AML enforcement, IRS examinations, E-Sports and the future of gaming, the intersection of Responsible Gaming and Anti-Money Laundering, and much more. Registration is open on the conference’s official website.