Gaming Advisory Services

Our Team

It’s all about what we can do for you and how we can serve you
to achieve your gaming compliance and AML goals.

Stuart Walker

Stuart is a Gaming Operations expert who utilizes his 25+ years working in senior roles in the Canadian gaming industry to provide expert advice and develop creative strategies to support his clients.  As the founder of Gaming Advisory Services, he has been providing consulting and advice to the gaming industry with a focus on Compliance and AML.  Stuart has been leading projects, providing guidance & strengthening business outcomes for organizations that require a unique understanding of daily gaming operations, compliance and regulatory obligations.  He has built a reputation for successfully managing complex enterprise-wide initiatives that are executed to meet the business needs of his clients.


Stuart’s expertise and knowledge in gaming allowed him to advance in the industry to various senior roles that allowed him to oversee all areas of the business. As the VP of Gaming operations for the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corp he had responsibility for 19 properties with revenue in excess of $1.8B.   He has continued to have strong working relationships with Provincial Gaming Agencies, Regulators and Gaming Operators throughout Canada. He is able to utilize his years of operational experience and relationships in the industry to assist organizations with navigating compliance and operational needs to advance their business.

Working in the gaming industry has allowed Stuart to understand the importance of having strong Compliance and AML programs and how that correlates to the success of a gaming organization. The knowledge Stuart has gained in these areas, allows him to combine an effective Compliance & AML program with gaming operations to ensure long-term sustainable success.


Jean-François Lefebvre

Jean-François is an Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Expert, a Lawyer and a member of the Quebec Bar Association. In addition to his law degree, Mr. Lefebvre holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Université Laval with a specialization in Finance, and a graduate degree in Taxation from Université de Sherbrooke. Furthermore, he sat for many years on the Board of the ACAMS Montreal Chapter (Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists), the premier organization for anti-money laundering professionals around the world.

Jean-François Lefebvre has been advising Canadian casino organizations on AML matters for over seventeen years. He has worked with casinos from all jurisdictions and of all sizes, both during his time with the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) and as a consultant. Prior to his return to the private sector as a consultant, Jean-François held a senior position in the Montréal office of FINTRAC for seven years. He has chaired the Casino sector nationwide for many years with FINTRAC, travelling throughout Canada and working with casino organizations of all sizes and from all jurisdictions. He has conducted compliance examinations at hundreds of organizations in all provinces. 
Jean-François wrote articles in several publications including the Canadian Gaming Magazine and frequently lectured on the topic of money laundering at the Canadian Gaming Summit as well as other conferences. He was also a special guest and speaker at Université de Sherbrooke for many years in their Financial Crime Graduate Degree Program.  Jean-François has extended knowledge of AML compliance in Canadian casinos and best practices within this industry. His in-depth expertise allows him to give highly valuable practical advices.

Kelly Tessier

Kelly has extensive regulatory gaming compliance experience in both the public and the private sector. Her unique career has evolved from working with a Regulatory Gaming Authority and a Gaming Crown Corporation to working with an international Land-Based Casino Operator and an Online Gaming Service Provider.

Kelly has a proven track record as a highly capable and professional compliance leader in developing compliance teams, providing solid direction and conducting a comprehensive operational analysis to successfully establish strategic policies and risk mitigation measures to ensure a robust entity-wide compliance regime.


Kelly uses her particularly strong communication and relationship building skills to work collaboratively to achieve best practices that are beneficial for all stakeholders. Some examples of her successful achievements include as Chief Compliance/Privacy Officer leading the Privacy, Compliance & AML activities for an International Casino Operator, responsible for regulatory compliance for the OLG iGaming service provider and the driving force for her site achieving the Responsible Gambling Certification – Gold Standard. Kelly has been both a Chairperson and member of many gaming compliance-related committees for AML, AODA, Responsible Gambling, Compliance Governance and Privacy.


Julie Nolte, CPA, CMA, CA

Over her twenty years of experience with commercial gaming site operators in the Ontario gaming industry, Julie has held positions of Vice President Administration and Compliance as well as numerous other senior management roles that included gaming operations, compliance and accounting.

Julie’s familiarity and experience with gaming operations and the regulatory environment in Ontario, facilitated her significant contribution to the creation of control activities and successful implementation of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) Registrar’s Standards for Gaming.

Her many accomplishments include leading through the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) transition to the current conduct and manage model, AGCO Standards Implementation, RG Check Accreditation (Responsible Gambling Accreditation), implementation of an Anti-Money Laundering Program, Data Governance, compliance to the Casino Electronic Gaming Devices and Gaming Systems Minimum Technical Standards, identifying opportunities for efficiencies and streamlining. In addition, she has participated on various committees in the province of Ontario to drive and implement change.

Julie currently sits on the Board of Directors, as Treasurer, of Smart Serve Ontario – the official delivery agent of the Responsible Beverage Service Training Program for the Ontario hospitality industry as recognized by the AGCO, as well as the Responsible Gambling Council – Prevention Board of Directors.


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