Guiding casino professionals in a complex world

Nicholas Friedhoff

Investigations Manager Rivers Casino Des Plaines

Nicholas Friedhoff’s 23 years of gaming industry and asset protection experience has helped make him a true leader in the field of Surveillance Investigations. Nic continues to craft his expertise in the areas of surveillance and security at Rivers Casino Des Plaines where he has been a member of the Surveillance team since opening in 2011.

During his time at Rivers Casino, Nic has developed and advanced the Surveillance Investigations team. The Investigations team works in conjunction with the Regulatory Compliance team; it has become a model for detecting, investigating and reporting illicit Bank Secrecy Act / Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) activity.

How to Make Your Casino Launderproof
A lot of conferences and seminars cover the topic of money laundering by talking about AML compliance and business reporting obligations. In this presentation we fly our helicopter onto the casino floor and show you the “Top 5” methods used by criminals to launder money in casinos and then ascend to discuss current practices in casinos, our weaknesses and how we can make our casinos launderproof.

Topics covered in this session include:

  • Are current casino practices and internal controls adequate?
  • Best practices for prevention/deterrence of money laundering in a casino
  • Know your customer (KYC). Anonymity is a criminal’s best weapon.
  • Going cashless: no money, no problems?


Investigations Manager Rivers Casino Des Plaines