Navigating the regulatory landscape in the Las Vegas gaming market

Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017
8:30 a.m.–Noon PDT

Join RSM US LLP and Downtown Grand Casino on Oct. 12 for a complimentary three-hour seminar focusing on the latest updates in the gaming industry, with a focus on downtown properties. Hear from RSM gaming professionals as they explore the most common audit issues casinos encounter and learn how to address these issues with your team.


8:30–9 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast
9–9:10 a.m. RSM introduction
9:10–10 a.m. Trends in the industry: Update discussion on recent industry trends
10–10:10 a.m. Break
10:10–11 a.m. Common MICS audit issues and how to address them
11–11:10 a.m. Break
11:10 a.m.–Noon Title 31 updates: How you can be prepared, and practical insights into implementing effective compliance

We think you'll find this lively and informative event time well-spent.


Theresa Merlino Theresa Merlino
Office Managing Partner, Las Vegas

Theresa is a principal in RSM’s national tribal and gaming services practice. She has designed, written and implemented internal control systems for start-up casinos and has worked with numerous established casinos in updating and improving their internal control systems. Theresa is responsible for designing internal audit checklists, developing effective internal audit strategies for tribal government and casino internal audits, and leading internal audits.

Daniel Philippus

Daniel Philippus
Assurance Manager

Daniel provides audit and other assurance services to a variety of private sector entities with a focus on gaming industry. He is responsible for ensuring that sufficient appropriate audit evidence has been obtained to support our audit opinions and that engagement testing and documentation meets firm and professional standards.

Nick Scamorza

Nick Scamorza
Supervisor, Gaming and Hospitality Services

Nick provides financial and compliance audit and consultation services to gaming and hospitality industries. Nick assists clients with regulatory compliance efforts, develops effective internal audit departments and anti-money laundering risk assessments, facilitates casino openings, and assists with elements of operational process improvement and profitability enhancement.

Guerguina Tomova
Associate, Assurance Services

Gina Tomova is an experienced assurance associate in the Las Vegas office responsible for the day-to-day oversight of the planning and conduct of the audit engagements. Gina is also responsible for ensuring that sufficient appropriate audit evidence has been obtained to support our audit opinions and that engagement testing and documentation meet firm and professional standards

Downtown Grand Casino
Fremont Room
206 N. Third St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Who should attend?
Controllers; chief financial officers; chief operating officers; and compliance, finance and revenue audit personnel

Learning objectives
Attendees will learn about the trends and critical issues facing the commercial gaming industry, such as minimum internal control standards (MICS) external reviews, Title 31 compliance issues and more.

  • Discuss current commercial gaming issues and industry trends
  • Learn about AML processes and procedures
  • Understand common AML issues during external reviews
  • Learn how to address MICS standards primarily within Slots and Table Games requirements
  • Understand common MICS issues during external reviews
  • Understand views on the market from RSM gaming professionals

Complimentary. Continental breakfast will be provided.

Downtown Grand Casino

Contact Silvana Gutierrez at +1 213 330 4736.

CPE credit available
RSM US LLP is pleased to offer up to three CPE credits for attending this event. To qualify, you must sign in at the registration desk.

CPE certificates for eligible participants will be sent to their registered email address within 60 days. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as refunds, cancellations and complaints, please contact us.

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Advance preparation: None | Program level: Basic | Prerequisites: None | Delivery method: Group live
Fields of study: Auditing, business management & organization and specialized knowledge and applications | CPE: Up to three credits