Gambling Regulator Clark and Detective/State Trooper Hanich to speaker at 4th AML & Gaming Forum

The 4th Dutch Caribbean AML (Anti-Money Laundering) & Gaming Regulation Forum will have a number of interesting speakers coming from various backgrounds and professions such as Tony Clark and Dave Hanich.

All Training Sessions, Workshops, Debates and Discussions will be led by international experts such as Clark and Hanich who will address global regulatory standards and strategies to reduce the risk of criminal activity and increase compliance & transparency.

The Forum is being held from June 4-7 at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino and Spa at Maho.

Minister of Tourism & Economic Affairs Stuart Johnson is calling on businesses in the AML & Gaming Regulation and support sectors to sign-up to attend the Forum.

“We are looking forward to hosting these international experts and we are pleased to be the venue for this very important Forum.

“The Forum will be promoting financial integrity and inclusive growth for the benefit of the Dutch Caribbean and Suriname with respect to international requirements and standards that exist in the gaming and banking industries,” Minister of Tourism & Economic Affairs Stuart Johnson said on Friday.

One of the speakers will be Tony Clark, a former senior Australian gambling regulator, has worked in internet gambling since 1995. In his role as a consultant – now working with the International Governance & Risk Institute (GovRisk) – Tony has provided policy advice and drafted legislation for jurisdictions around the world to regulate land-based gaming, lotteries and casino industries.

Detective Dave Hanich is a Delaware State Trooper currently assigned to the Division of Gaming Enforcement (DGE), responsible for all criminal investigations relating to gaming offences, will also be a speaker at the upcoming Forum early June.

He has been assigned to DGE from almost the inception of the unit, which was formed when casino gaming expanded to table games and sports-betting in the U.S. State of Delaware.

Previously, Dave worked for six years within the Criminal Investigations Unit (Burglary and Major Crimes) where he was tasked with working felony level cases ranging from Fraud to Attempted Murder.

PHOTO: Dave Hanich

He joined DGE in 2010 and has variously worked on applicant/vendor background investigations, criminal enforcement/investigations, and intelligence.

In 2012 and 2013, Dave was nominated for state-wide Trooper of the Year based on his investigations and accomplishments within the Delaware Division of Gaming Enforcement.

Registration remains open to attend the AML & Gaming Regulation Forum. To REGISTER for the forum, simply follow this link: Click Registrations and follow the process through to the end.

The Government of Sint Maarten via the Ministry of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunications (TEATT) and GovRisk, a UK-based Training & Consultancy specialising in Financial Crime Prevention and Anti-Corruption, are the organizers of the Forum which will promote compliance, Anti-Money Laundering, New technologies and Exploring the Future of Business Risk.

This regional event will bring together key stakeholders such as: Banks – Compliance Officers & Internal Risk Managers; Central Banks, Regulatory & Supervisory Bodies; Financial Intelligence Units, Treasury & Revenue, Law Enforcement; Casinos, Lotteries, Slot & Arcade Operators; Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professions (DNFBPs) such as: Law Firms, Auditors & Accountants, Insurance Firms, Real Estate Agents, Car Dealers, Jewellers, Credit Unions & Charities.

Over 100 casino directors, gaming regulators, compliance officers, law enforcement personnel and representatives from the legal and banking sectors from across five Caribbean jurisdictions will attend the event.