James Vaughn, CAMS, CFE—Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

James Vaughn

James Vaughn, CAMS, CFE, is currently a senior internal auditor with MGM Resorts International, a Fortune 300 company, since 2007. Starting as a staff Internal Auditor in 2005, his time with MGM Resorts has been primarily focused on gaming and Title 31 compliance. He is fluent in the gaming regulatory requirements for Nevada, Michigan, and Mississippi and specializes in Title 31 Chapter X part 1021 (Rules for Casinos and Card Clubs). During his time with MGM Resorts he has developed multi-jurisdictional training in specific gaming activity and has an interest in understanding the use of electronic gaming devices as a means of laundering money.

He is also a co-chair of the recently formed ACAMS of Southern Nevada chapter and looks forward to working with other gaming industry professionals to help represent the industry within the wider AML/CTF community.

James has earned a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Southeast Missouri State University, a bachelor’s degree in Food and Nutrition, specializing in Hospitality and Tourism from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, and is working toward a master’s degree in Hotel Administration at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas.

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