Thomas Roche has 39 years of experience in the gaming industry. He serves as Ernst & Young’s Global Gaming Leader. He was previously the Managing Partner of the firm’s Las Vegas office. Tom established the Las Vegas office in 2003 and built a US$30 million annual audit, advisory and tax practice. Under Tom’s leadership, the firm became the independent registered public accountants of Wynn Resorts, Station Casinos, Ameristar Casinos and Pinnacle Entertainment, among other companies. Tom also led the pursuit of multi-million dollar advisory relationships with MGM Resorts, Dubai World, Caesars Entertainment and Las Vegas Sands.
Tom was appointed as one of the three members of the Nevada Gaming Control Board in October 1989. As the “CPA” member of the Nevada Gaming Control Board, Tom was in charge of the Audit Division, which conducts internal control compliance and tax revenue audits of Nevada’s 250-plus licensees, and the New Games Laboratory, which approves the adequacy of the design, security and technical integrity of slot machines and other gaming devices.
During Tom’s four-year term on the Nevada Gaming Control Board, he advised both domestic and international governments, which adopted new casino legislation on the set-up of their regulatory agencies.
Tom assisted the DICJ (Macau’s gaming regulatory body) and Singapore’s Casino Regulatory Authority in the design, review and implementation of their regulatory frameworks. He has also lead several projects for The British Columbia and Lottery Commission, The Ontario Lottery And Gaming Commission and The Nevada State Gaming Control Board.