Gaming Professional Development Seminars
Regulator Seminars for Gaming Industry Professionals
The following courses are conducted by the Nevada Gaming Control Board staff.
Pre-Licensing and Background
Pre-licensing and background investigations agents will learn how to conduct an investigation on an applicant's personal background and financial history. This session encompasses basic interview techniques, fundamentals of background investigations, personal financial investigations, business investigations, an analysis of an applicant's proposed gaming operation, and investigations in foreign jurisdictions. Group exercises and discussions are an integral part of this session. More information...
Financial Investigative Techniques
for Non-Financial Professions
For those who do not have an accounting or financial background, this session will address fundamental financial terms and analysis techniques. Participants will learn how to interpret and understand income statements, balance sheets, and tax returns for individual applicants and their business entities. Cash flow analysis, deposit analysis, and how to review a business general ledger will be explained. A case study will also be conducted to apply these learning tools. More information...
Law Enforcement and Criminal
The Law Enforcement session is geared toward officials
tasked with investigating gaming related criminal activities.
Several topics will be covered. The Table Games session
will explain minimum internal controls, how table games are
cheated, card counting versus advantage play, managing a high
profile case and preparing for court. The Race and Sports
session will explain how race and sports betting is conducted
in Nevada and how it ties in with illegal bookmaking activities
in jurisdictions inside and outside of Nevada. The Money Laundering session will explain how to identify money
laundering targets, outline the investigative objectives, the
three stages of money laundering, law enforcement efforts,
bank accounts and wire transfers, and methods of detecting
money laundering. Dispute Investigations will address how
to investigate and arbitrate a dispute between the player
and the casino. Sophisticated cheating methods used on
slot machines are also covered.
Gaming Device and Associated
Equipment - The Approval
This session is targeted toward those interested in understanding the approval process for gaming devices and associated equipment in Nevada. This session will explain the Gaming Control Board Technology Division's role in Nevada's regulatory mission, the Nevada regulatory structure, define what associated equipment is and what it is not, and describe the process for gaming device and associated equipment approval. More information...
Group I Licensees Regulatory
Professionals who perform audit procedures for Nevada Group I non-restricted gaming licensees (those with an annual gross gaming revenue of $5.31 million or more) will find this session extremely beneficial. The Nevada Gaming Control Board's Audit Division performs full audits of all non-restricted Group I licensees every two to three years. The objective of the session is to address the Minimum Internal Control Standards (MICS), specifically in the area of slots, table games, cage and credit, and information technology. Time is provided to respond to specific questions. More information...
Group II Licensees Regulatory
This session will explain what Nevada Group II nonrestricted licensees (those with an annual gross gaming revenue of less than $5.31 million) can expect from an audit. The Nevada Gaming Control Board's Tax and License Division performs full audits of all non-restricted Group II licensees approximately once every three years. This session includes explanations of the internal control procedures, accounting requirements, the computation of gross revenue, the minimum bankroll formula, and various other regulations. Time will be provided throughout the session for questions and comments. More information...
Restricted Licensees Regulatory
This comprehensive program is designed for owners,
operators, and managers of restricted license locations and
addresses what a restricted licensee can expect from the
routine compliance procedures performed by the Nevada
Gaming Control Board. The session addresses some of the
more common violations and how to prevent them. It will
include a discussion of operational requirements related
to progressive jackpots, supervision of the slot machines,
minimum bankroll requirements, internal controls, record
keeping requirements, problem gambling, and various other
regulations. It will also address the live entertainment tax
and applicable state gaming fees and taxes, and review the
rules relating to promotional slot machines and promotional
activity. Time will be provided throughout the session for
questions and comments.
Gaming Employee Registration
(Gaming Work Permit)
This training session is open to all licensees and is conducted by the Enforcement Division of the Nevada Gaming Control Board. The training will review the employee registration process from start to finish. The session is designed for new personnel, human resource representatives, and current reps needing a refresher session. Enforcement Division representatives will be on hand to answer any questions relative to the process and assist with individual problems or concerns your property may be experiencing. More information...