Matt Lappas

Matt Lappas is a Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory manager in the anti-money laundering and economic sanctions practice, Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP. A Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Lappas has nearly 15 years of banking sector experience — eight of which have been focused on anti-money laundering advisory work. Based in New York, Matt can be reached at

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The COVID-19 pandemic has led to more interest in cashless payments in the gaming industry, but casinos need to consider Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and anti-money laundering (AML) compliance program implications prior to introducing this new payment option. Deloitte’s Matt Lappas discusses three key areas of focus to strengthen casino compliance programs. According to research performed by the American Gaming Association (AGA),...

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The Bank Secrecy Act and Enhanced Compliance Programs Increased regulatory scrutiny, historically high fines and now-legalized sports betting are leading casinos to focus on improving their Bank Secrecy Act/anti-money laundering (AML) compliance programs. Deloitte’s Matt Lappas and Jeb Breese discuss four key areas casino compliance officers should focus on in the short term to support long-term success. with co-author Jeb Breese Since...

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