How Gaming Regulators Handle Active Shooter Incidents

Gaming regulators from across the country gathered today to learn about handling active shooter incidents and best practices to keep employees and customers safe during these events at the North American Gaming Regulator Association’s Training and Education Conference in Austin, Texas. David Vialpando, director of gaming programs for OnCourse Learning Financial Services, is one of two experts who shared the topic at a plenary session today during the conference. Joe Osterloh, executive director of the Jamul Tribal Gaming Commission, presented along with Vialpando, who currently is the commission chairman of the Iipay Nation of Santa Ysabel Tribal Gaming Commission. Active shooter action plan “We live in a time where active shooter events are becoming more and more common in the United States,” Vialpando said. Read More

FTC charges for laundering using bogus merchant accounts

On Aug. 7, the Federal Trade Commission announced it had charged 12 defendants with money laundering. The FTC alleges that these defendants laundered millions of dollars in credit card charges through fraudulent merchant accounts. According to the complaint filed by the FTC, the defendants arranged for a deceptive operation known as Money Now Funding (MNF) to obtain and maintain merchant accounts that allowed it to process almost $6 million through the credit card networks. Read More