AML in Canada

As part of one of the most heavily regulated industries in the world, Canadian gaming operators have long shown an ongoing commitment to improving compliance and cooperation with federal and provincial anti-money laundering (AML) legislation and rules. Canadian Gaming Business recently sat down with leading experts from across Canada to get their perspective on the industry’s approach to AML and the challenges of conducting business under the regulatory microscope.

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GSPC Newsletter – Fall Edition 2017

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Website Development

The new GSPC website was introduced at the 2012 AGM.  Since that time we have made great progress thanks to the website design work done by Nenad Lubura of Saskatchewan Gaming and the editorial work done by Cathy Anastasio of BCLC and Jaude Pominville of Loto-Québec. Comments, questions or suggestions can be forwarded to [email protected] .

Composition of board of Directors

Composition of board of Directors

The Gaming Security Professionals of Canada (GSPC) Board of Directors wishes to advise its Membership of a change in the Board’s composition.  In 2012, Mr. Terry Towns retired from the BCLC. He was generous enough to continue insuring his role as President until the 2013 AGM in June, when a new President was elected, Mr. Robert Kroeker, VP Compliance and Corporate Security at the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, Richmond BC. On behalf of the GSPC and all its members, congratulations!

Jan 9-16 Update

To the GSPC Membership

We are in the process of re-establishing our practice of providing you with relevant articles and publications, by means of our website, which might not have otherwise crossed your desks.  The latest addition is a publication by our Founding Corporate Member, iView Systems.  It is called “A Systematic Approach to Security Information Convergence”.  As most of you will already know, iView has been a major player in the management of security information in the Canadian Gaming industry for quite some time and is well positioned to speak authoritatively on this topic.  We hope you will find it to be of interest.


Best regards,


Gerald Boose, Executive Director GSPC

GSPC Newsletter – Winter 2016

Hello to All.  I hope your winter has not been too arduous!  Here is what is happening in the GSPC:

Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2016 – As I mention in the last Newsletter, the 2016 AGM will be hosted by Loto-Québec and commence at Casino Lac Leamy in Gatineau (QC) the evening of June 15th and continue through June 16th and 17th.  We will finish at 12:30 PM Eastern on the 17th, which will allow you time to travel home before the weekend.  You should have received the formal notice of the event by email recently and you can find the relevant documentation on the home page of the GSPC website.  We hope to see you there!

Association Business Meeting 2016 – The Business Meeting is held in conjunction with the AGM.  You will find it taking place at 11:15 AM on June 17th on the AGM agenda.  In addition to the required administrative functions, you will be getting status reports from the Board and its Committees, an opportunity to comment and vote on the proposed Bylaws amendments, and an opportunity to participate in the appointment of members to the Board of Directors to fill vacancies occurring in 2016.  It is anticipated the Business Meeting package will be sent out to you in early May of this year.

Strategic Plan 2015 -2018 – The GSPC Strategic Plan has been updated for the period 2015 -2018.  A notice of the update went out late in 2015 and you will find it on the website.  Have a look at the document and give us your thoughts, particularly if you feel there is a role you can play in achieving our objectives.

Canadian Gaming Summit 2016

The 2016 Summit will be held at the Ottawa Convention Centre and Casino Lace Leamy June 13-15.  Once again, the GSPC will be sponsoring and I will be chairing the Summit’s Security & Surveillance Education Program.  You will find a link to the Summit website on the GSPC home page.  GSPC Members enjoy a $400 discount on Summit registration fees, so make sure to tick off the GSPC box on your Summit registration form if you plan to attend.  I should note that the Summit’s closing event on February 15th will be held concurrently with the GSPC opening reception, both at Casino Lac Leamy, so Summit participants may want to time share between the two.

AML Communications and Guidelines Projects – We now have a draft white paper that will form the basis of a communications piece which we hope will dispel some of the myths and misconceptions with regard to money laundering in the gaming environment.  Discussions are underway as to how best to launch this initiative.  We have also sent out requests to the Canadian gaming jurisdictions for their AML policies and procedures on a non-disclosure basis.  These documents will serve as inputs into the development of National Guidelines for AML programs.  Anything you can do to expedite the responses in your respective jurisdictions will be greatly appreciated.

Corporate Membership – Since I last wrote, we have been joined by two additional Corporate Members -Synectics and SSI.  Synectics is a global company with a well-established customer base in Ontario.  SSI has operations across the United States and they are in the early stages of entering the Canadian market.  They will be joining our existing Founding Corporate Member - iView, as well as Corporate Members -Honeywell, MNP, SAS, Biometrica and Jean-François Lefebvre.

GSPC Website –We are currently updating our website with a view to making it more current and relevant to the Membership.  Please feel free to forward and articles or publications to me for posting on the site if you think they would be of interest to the Membership.  Also, I encourage you to make use of the Forum – we often share information by email and over the phone amongst ourselves, but the Forum can be a much more effective and efficient manner to achieve the same ends.

I think that is it for now.  Comments or questions are always welcome.  You can get in touch with me at [email protected].

Best regards,

Gerry Boose, Executive Director GSPC