News & Events

6th Annual Title 31 Conference

September 10-12, 2013 at The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas

Learn about the new Customer Due Diligence requirements, how to conduct an effective SAR
investigation and find out how to get the answers to the IRS examination before they visit your casino.  Also–ask the IRS sessions allows you to get answers straight from the source.  Jim Dowling leads a team of experts presenting intermediate and advanced Title 31 training at a 3-day conference presented by Casino Essentials.

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2013 Gaming Conference, Institute of Internal Auditors

April 3-5, 2013, The Mirage, Las Vegas

Jim Dowling will discuss AML-Customer Due Diligence and Enhanced Due Diligence in the gaming industry.  New CDD procedures could have a significant impact on casinos.


“Establishing an Effective and Proactive Suspicious Incident Reporting Process at Your Property”
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
10:30 – 11:15 AM PST
1:30 – 2:15 EST

Jim Dowling joins with Resort Advantage and Casino Essentials to present an informative webinar on the benefits and key elements of an effective suspicious incident report system for casino properties.

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FREE Webinar Series on BSA e-Filing

Register now. It’s FREE!
February 23, 2012
1:30-2:30 p.m. EST

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Anti-Money Laundering; BSA Symposium

Pechanga Casino
Pechanga Casino hosts an anti-money laundering and BSA symposium for casinos.

Jim Dowling joins a panel of experts from law enforcement, regulatory agencies and private industry.  Mr. Dowling will discuss the evolution of money laundering, creating an effective compliance program, the importance of Risk Assessments and to create one, and Independent Testing.

ACAMS Webinar: Understanding Offshore Tax Havens & the Impact of Tax Transparency Laws on Financial Institutions

Jim Dowling joins Alan Granwell, Bruce Zagaris and moderator Mikhail Reider-Gordon to discuss how the newest tax information exchange agreements (TIEAs) will impact the financial industry, the interplay between off-shore tax havens and money laundering and what compliance officers, financial institutions and other regulatory entities need to know.

Suspicious Activity; Risk Assessment Conferenence

Stratosphere Hotel; Casino, Las Vegas

This Casino Essentials seminar will walk participants through the history of Title 31, FinCEN, and the IRS. Attendees will have an in-depth understanding of Title 31 regulations, filing, auditing, training, tracking and committee requirements. Jim Dowling will discuss how to identify suspicious activities in Gaming, according to the IRS and FinCEN and preparation of a SARC. The “hands-on” workshop will cover all aspects of SARC fundamentals, tracking, filing, auditing and staff training.

ACAMS 9th Annual International Anti-Money Laundering Conference

Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas

“The Practical Approach to Combating Consistent Anti-Money Laundering”

Regulators are demanding continued anti-money laundering vigilance from financial services institutions, and proof of this vigilance from the compliance team.  So why are firms still being fined for the same lapses in protocol at an alarming rate?  Jim Dowling will lead a session on “AML Hot Topics” including:  The Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (Regulation GG).

West Coast Anti-Money Laundering Forum

Jim Dowling is presenting and moderating a session on “What Financial Institutions Need to Know about Conducting Annual Independent Testing”. Experts from One West Bank and Green Dot Corporation will be joining Jim on this panel.

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FREE Webinar”An Operational Perspective on Risk Assessment”

Jim Dowling of Dowling Advisory Group and Mindy Letourneau of Casino Essentials will walk you through a risk assessment simulation during this webinar for the gaming industry.

  • Where does Risk Assessment fit into your overall compliance program?
  • Learn about a “Two Step” approach to completing a Risk Assessment.
  • What areas of risk should I consider and why?
  • What might the IRS look for in your Risk Assessment?

How to use the Risk Assessment to develop policies and enhance your overall compliance program.
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FREE Webinar “You Think Your Casino is Compliant – Will an IRS Auditor Agree?”

Jim Dowling will present an informative webinar in conjunction with Resort Advantage,  Convey Compliance Systems, Inc., and Regulatory Management Counselors, P.C. The webinar is part three of a four part series discussing the “Key Issues for 2010.”  Each 45 minute compliance webinar addresses essential federal regulations, and their respective application to the gaming industry, including the Bank Secrecy Act, the “Red Flag Rules” provided for in the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (“FACTA”), and the requirements mandated by the Office of Foreign Asset Control (“OFAC”), IRS tax regulations, and an operational perspective on risk assessment.  Each webinar will also include a portion of time reserved for questions and answers.

Bankers Association for Finance and Trade

Sheraton New York Hotel; Towers

Jim Dowling is the guest speaker at the BAFT-IFSA Global Payment Symposium in NYC. “UIGEA-Texas Hold ‘Em or Go Fish.  Which Game are We Playing?”

International Financial Services Association, Risk and Regulatory Symposium

Westin City Center Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Jim Dowling is the featured speaker at the International Financial Services Association.  He will discuss unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act (UIGEA) and the challenges faced by financial institutions trying to comply with those regulations.

Institute of Internal Auditors (LA Chapter)
“FACTA or Fiction:  The Red Flag Regulation”

U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services

Washington, D.C.

Jim Dowling will testify before the Committee on Financial Services about the potential threats from money laundering and terrorism financing related to Internet gambling.

Viewers can watch it online at  
Click on the hearings tab, select 12/3/09 HR 2266, click archived webcast to view.

FBI National Conference

Charlotte, North Carolina

Jim Dowling will make a presentation on current domestic and international money laundering threats to FBI agents from around the country.  The seminar is designed for the FBI’s CPAs who are assigned to white collar fraud investigations.

Department of Justice Advanced Money Laundering Symposium

DOJ Advocacy Center-Columbia, South Carolina

Jim Dowling will present an Advanced Money Laundering seminar to Department of Justice attorneys at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina.  The seminar is designed for Assistant United States Attorneys (AUSAs) and Federal Investigative Agents who are actively involved in the investigation and prosecution of money laundering/asset forfeiture cases. This is an annual conference designed to provide the latest developments in the law, new agency initiatives, the banking and FinCen perspectives, and international money laundering.