01 Jul 2009

The Casino Regulatory Authority of Singapore (CRA) and the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Singapore Police Force will be co-organising the Joint Training Symposium 2009 at the Police Cantonment Complex Auditorium from 1- 2 July 2009.

2. The theme of the symposium - "Casino Regulation and Enforcement: Strengthening Collaboration, Enhancing Preparedness" emphasises the need for both the CRA and the CID to work closely with each other and with their key strategic partners for effective casino regulation and enforcement.

3. "Other than sharing the same office in the casinos, CRA and CID officers should also share the same objectives as officers of agencies within the Home Team - that is to work hand-in-hand to ensure that the casinos are free from crime and that Singapore remains a safe and secure place for Singaporeans to work and play. CRA and CID officers must serve as reminders and checks-and-balances to each other in the daily operations. The CRA and CID collaboration will be a long lasting one and this Joint Training Symposium is only just the beginning," Senior Assistant Commissioner Ng Boon Gay, Director, Criminal Investigation Department. Agreeing, Mr. T. Raja Kumar, Chief Executive, Casino Regulatory Authority added that "Within the Home Team, CRA and CID aim to jointly act as a bulwark against casino-related criminal threats."

4. The Guest-of-Honour for the event is Mr. K. Shanmugam, Minister for Law & Second Minister for Home Affairs. Approximately 200 officers from the CRA, the CID and other local government agencies will be attending the Symposium. Highlights of the programme are attached at Annex B.

5. Speakers from leading casino jurisdictions and foreign law enforcement agencies will be invited to share their regulatory expertise and enforcement experiences in casino-related crime. Workshops on table games, casino scams and counter measures etc. will also be conducted to provide officers with the necessary knowledge of the different aspects of the industry.

6. "CRA views training as a strategic investment and this Joint Training Symposium is part of the training masterplan that we have drawn up to prepare our officers for the opening of the two casinos. This is also an excellent opportunity for both CRA and CID officers to learn from experienced regulatory and law enforcement officers on how their jurisdictions have regulated their casinos and undertaken enforcement. There is much that we as a new casino gaming jurisdiction can learn from established casino gaming jurisdictions. This symposium bridges organizations - CRA with CID and with local law enforcement agencies as well as our foreign counterparts, and it bridges the people within each of these organisations who are participants, allowing for the transfer of knowledge and experience. We have developed and maintained a close working relationship with our referenced regulators and look forward to continued close collaboration with them." Mr. T. Raja Kumar, Chief Executive, Casino Regulatory Authority.

CRA - CID Joint Training Symposium 2009 Organising Committee
Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Annex A

List of Invited Speakers

Mr. Shawn Ronald Reid
Deputy Chief, Investigations Division, Nevada Gaming Control Board

Mr. Hyo Tong Kang
Supervisory Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Ms. Penelope Jane Hennessey
Supervising Inspector, New South Wales Casino, Liquor and Gaming Control Authority

Mr. Phillip John Pedote
Senior Agent, Enforcement Division, Nevada Gaming Control Board

Mr. Colm Patrick Cunningham
Manager, Gaming Services Technical Unit, Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing, Queensland Government.

Mr. Anthony Francis Arnone
Sergeant, Organised Crime Bureau / Criminal Intelligence Section, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

Mr. Alexandre Magno Jorge
Principal Investigation Officer, Commission Against Corruption of SAR Macau

Mr. Li Chi Hang
Acting Senior Superintendent of Police, Criminal Intelligence Bureau, Hong Kong Police Force

Mr. Nicholas John Tofiluk
Director of Regulation, Gambling Commission, UK

Annex B

Programme Highlights

Plenary Sessions

  • Keynote Address by Mr. K. Shanmugam, Minister for Law and Second Minister for Home Affairs
  • Globalisation and its Challenges in Casino Licensing by Mr Shawn Reid, Deputy Chief (Investigations), NGCB
  • Organised Crime and Money Laundering by Mr. Hyo Tong Kang, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI Headquarters
  • Investigation on Casino Related Crimes and Criminal syndicates Operating in Casino by Mr Anthony F Arnone, Sergeant (Organised Crime Bureau), Las Vegas MPD
  • The Role of Intelligence in Casino Regulation by Mr Nicholas Tofiluk, Director of Regulation, UK Gambling Commission


  • Table Games by Ms PJ Hennessey, Supervising Inspector, NSW CLGCA
  • Casino Scams and Counter-measures by Mr Phillip Pedote, Senior Agent (Enforcement), NGCB
  • Forensic Process and Case Studies on Gaming Equipment Fraud by Mr Colm Cunningham, Manager (Gaming Services Technical Unit), Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing Queensland Government