Rosario “Rio” D’Costa is Director Operational Integrity and Investigations, Surveillance for Marina Bay Sands (MBS) in Singapore, one of the most profitable casinos in the world. Rio broke into the casino industry in 2007 in India as a surveillance manager. This led him to a stint in Cambodia before he moved to Singapore shortly after the opening of MBS. Scientific research skills honed through formal education and investigative skills attained through job experience has contributed to his expertise in fraud investigations. Rio is passionate about his profession and about learning new things. He holds a bachelors of Geography from the University of Goa, a Masters I from the University of Mumbai and a Masters of Environmental
Conservation from the University of Greenwich in the United Kingdom. Rio is a 2018 graduate of the University of Nevada Reno Executive Development Program (EDP) and is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

Core Training: Data Analytics
What’s hot in surveillance operations? Data Analytics. Although this practice has been standard operating procedure in the mega-size casinos of the Asia/Pacific region for a while, US casinos are now catching on to its potential. Analyzing data has become the most effective way of detecting internal fraud. In this class you will learn how to create a data analytics division within your surveillance operation. Rio D’Costa, the head of a successful team for ten years, will take you through the keys to leading a successful DA team and share lessons learned along the way.
Topics covered include: tools and processes used to detect fraud, case studies of successful investigations, how to report and present the findings to senior management in a professional manner, using data analytics for other things i.e. compliance, future of data analytics as the floor becomes more digital.


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