Anti-money Laundering Conference expects record attendance by casino and gaming industry professionalsCDC Gaming Reports · June 13, 2018 at 10:56 amCasino Essentials announced several key government speakers for their upcoming Anti-Money Laundering (AML) in Gaming Conference in Las Vegas, including FinCEN Director Kenneth Blanco, who will kick off the three-day event with a keynote speech on the conference’s first day.The conference is scheduled for Aug. 14-16 at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.The Director’s keynote will be followed by additional keynotes, panels and presentations from FinCEN’s Enforcement Division, the Deputy Chief of IRS Criminal Investigations, and the Department of Justice’s Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section.The Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) of 1970 requires financial institutions in the United States, including casinos, to assist government agencies to detect and prevent money laundering.In 2017, Casino Essentials’ National AML conference attracted high profile speakers from FinCEN, IRS and DOJ. More than 500 gaming professionals, regulators and attorneys attended the conference in Las Vegas, which has been developed by Casino Essentials in partnership with the Dowling Advisory Group (DAG).Casino Essentials continues to show a strong commitment to the gaming industry’s educational needs by providing regional and national AML conferences with relevant content and exceptional government and industry speakers.“Attendees will hear from the most experienced legal and regulatory experts in the gaming industry” said Jim Dowling, Managing Director of the Dowling Advisory Group (DAG). “Our extensive experience with AML compliance allows us to connect casino professionals with federal regulators to address the most challenging issues in the gaming industry.”Casino Essentials’ and DAG’s commitment extends beyond the AML conferences, including its support for ICGIP, The Institute for Certified Gaming Industry Professionals.The ICGIP was founded by the owners of Casino Essentials to coordinate casino industry efforts and ensure compliance and operational competencies with subject matters such as anti-money laundering, and recently released a casino-specific AML certification program. The AML certification program was designed exclusively for casinos and takes into consideration the gaming industry’s 24/7 environment; this AML program is self-paced and available on-demand for easy access.“Our conference program provides a unique environment where casinos can openly discuss their compliance challenges as a community,” said Mindy Letourneau, Managing Director, Casino Essentials. “Here participants interact directly with government regulators and federal law enforcement agencies to find solutions that can benefit the industry.”The conference offers a pre-conference AML Fundamentals workshop on Aug. 13, Sponsorship opportunities and exhibitor booths are available by calling 877.811.3534 extension 106.