SEMINAR - Gambling and its compliance challenges in Gibraltar today

GACO is delighted to invite you to this half day seminar aimed at providing the Gibraltar Gambling industry with awareness of the current jurisdictional operational challenges, money laundering responsibilities and looking at the possible short, medium and long- term compliance challenges facing Gibraltar and the gambling sector.

This will be a unique opportunity to get abreast with the latest hot topics within the gambling industry provided
by Christina, a leading expert in the area.

Date: Wednesday, 4th July 2018
Time: 13.00 – 17.45hrs CET
Venue: Sunborn Yacht Hotel
Price: £60 for GACO Members
£80 for Non-Members


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From 12.30

13.00 -13.15 Registration


13.15 – 15.00

Part 1: Gibraltar & the challenge of multi-jurisdictional operations

  • Highest and lowest common denominators
  • Looking at how to build operating practices which support cost and resource effective management of regulatory requirements across different jurisdictions and a frictionless customer experience

15 . 00 – 15.15

  • Coffee Break

15.15 – 16.45

Part 2: Money Laundering: To catch a thief

  • Responsibility, Risk, Revenue & Reputation
  • Looking at the challenges of the new criminal landscape (link between problem gambling and proceeds of crime), common criminal MO in betting and gaming, how to create a new ID and spot the villain
    interactive exercise

16.45 – 17.15 Part 3: Gibraltar - Gambling on the Future

  • The triple challenge of costs, competition and consolidation
    Looking at the possible short, medium and long-term challenges facing Gibraltar and the gambling sector

17.15 – 17.30

  • Q&A Session

17.30 – 20.00

  • Drinks

Christina Thakor-Rankin

Christina has over 25 years' experience in the global betting and gambling sector, including 15 years at Director level and above. Starting out in the pre-dotcom era, she has a career spanning land, online and mobile, covering all aspects of gaming operations with some of the world' s best known brands such as William Hill and Virgin and responsible for managing multiple business disciplines, functions and teams across a range of channels, products and customers, including regulatory compliance, responsible gaming and money laundering.

She is currently Principal Consultant at 1710 Gaming Ltd working with start-ups, investors, operators, regulators, law enforcement and industry groups across the world, advising on all aspects of the betting, gaming and gambling cycle- from developing legislation and regulation to business strategy and full operational set-up and business re-engineering, and continues to act as an active Compliance Officer and MLRO for licensed operators in a number of jurisdictions.

She is a committee member of the National Council on Problem Gambling and Co-Founder of the All-In Diversity Project and a regular contributor to industry publications and events.


Member Benefits

✔ Latest compliance laws and regulations updates
✔ Certification and training
✔ 10% Discount on course and training costs
✔ 10% Discount for events and conferences
✔ Business Networking in Gibraltar
✔ Access to member forums


Contact Information

Gibraltar Association of Compliance Officers,

PO Box 1493, Gibraltar