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Career opportunities in gaming enforcement and investigation

Gambling is an attractive entertainment option for some, but it can also be a hotbed for money laundering, organized crime and other illicit activity. That means, of course, job opportunities for CFEs in a growing field. Can CFEs help deter bad actors from defrauding gaming operations? What are the potential work areas for CFEs? We’ll discuss various positions available in government agencies that are responsible for regulation, investigation and oversight of gaming and casinos.

A Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis report shows that bettors wagered $370 billion in 2000 alone. With so much money at stake, it’s easy to see how the gaming enforcement and investigation field can present significant career opportunities.

The economic impact isn’t isolated: Between 2013 and 2015, the Michigan Gaming Control Board received more than 580 anonymous tips regarding violations of gaming laws and regulations, according to the board’s 2015 annual report. Criminals and fraudsters continually attempt to use gaming as a venue for various types of illicit activity.

The casino and gaming industry in the U.S. (and its accompanying jobs) now isn’t centered just in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Legal gambling — including casinos, slot machines, video poker and charitable gaming — is in a growing list of U.S. states and nations.


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