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​Winning Strategy for Gaming Audit Professionals
American Gaming Association CEO headlines 16th annual IIA Gaming Conference

LAS VEGAS (April 10, 2014) — Geoff Freeman, president and CEO of the American Gaming Association (AGA), will discuss global and domestic expansion of the gaming industry with more than 300 audit professionals at the 16th annual IIA Gaming Conference, April 14-16, at The Mirage Casino and Resort.

“Having someone of Geoff Freeman’s caliber at The IIA’s annual gaming conference reflects the growing importance of internal auditing in gaming,” said Richard F. Chambers, president and CEO of The Institute of Internal Auditors. “Each year, this conference brings together some of the world’s top internal audit professionals to share their knowledge about an important and growing area of our industry.”

Freeman, the conference’s keynote speaker, will address the value of regulated gaming and how the AGA plans to promote it at the state and local levels. His presentation also will explore the future of gaming globally and domestically.

As the leading advocate for the commercial gaming industry, Freeman is responsible for positioning the association to address regulatory, political, and educational challenges and opportunities.

The theme of the 2014 IIA Gaming Conference, The Winning Strategy for Gaming Audit Professionals, reflects the variety of general and concurrent sessions offered where auditors can learn about gaming-specific audit skills. For example, two senior internal auditors with Ceasars Entertainment will discuss auditing poker operations.

An in-depth panel discussion on the challenges facing gaming industry audit professionals also is on the schedule for the event. The session, titled “Gaming Industry Executive Panel: Idea Sharing Session,” will feature Chelle Adams, The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas vice president and chief internal auditor; Arthur J. Askins, New York Gaming Commission manager of Indian gaming; Faisal H. Khan, Gaming Laboratories International technical compliance manager; and Robert Rudloff, CIA, CRMA, MGM Resorts International senior vice president.

Other session speakers and topics at this year’s conference include:

  • Social Networking and Social Engineering: Emerging Threats Every Auditor Needs to Know About — presented by Nejolla Korris, InterVeritas International chief executive officer.
  • Casino Accounting — What Is Really Going On in There? — presented by Grant A. Houle, CIA, The Mohegan Tribe governance manager.

The IIA’s Gaming Conference remains the gaming industry’s only dedicated conference for internal audit, risk, and related professionals, annually drawing hundreds. Click here for more information on the 2014 IIA Gaming Conference.

About The IIA

Established in 1941, The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is a professional association for internal auditors around the world, with headquarters located in Altamonte Springs, Fla. The IIA serves more than 180,000 members from 190 countries, providing professional development, guidance, and certification. For more information, visit www.theiia.org.

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