NICK TOFILUK

Position: Chief Executive Officer at the National Gaming and Casino Supervision Commission Cyprus

Nick Tofiluk joined the Republic of Cyprus’ National Gaming and Casino Supervision Commission (NGCSC) in October 2017 as Chief Executive. His responsibility is to establish the NGCSC as the Republic’s casino gaming regulator for the planned Integrated Casino Resort (opens 2022) and other existing casinos.

He has established the NGCSC’s governance and regulatory framework of policies, operational procedures (licensing, gaming and AMl/CTF compliance and investigation, the development of a responsible gaming strategy and collection of casino taxes) and organisational financial, personnel and administrative infrastructure.

From 2007 until 2017, he was Executive Director (Operations) with the Gambling Commission of Great Britain, with responsibilities for online and offline licensing, compliance, investigations, intelligence functions, Anti-Money Laundering supervision, domestic and international partnerships.

From 2010, he led the development of the UK sports integrity (match fixing) strategy, aligning government, sports betting operators, sports governing bodies and national law enforcement agencies to produce a national Sports and Sports Betting Integrity Action Plan to address the risk of the manipulation of sports competitions.

Nick has worked extensively at international levels, as Vice President of the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR), UK delegate for the negotiation of the Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions, Chair of the Council of Europe (Convention Secretariat) Network of Regulators, worked with the International Olympic Committee in developing its integrity strategy and United Nations Office for drugs and Crime.  He has been the UK representative on EU Expert Groups for gambling and match fixing and engaged with international sports organisations and gambling regulators on sports betting policy and match fixing matters.

Before joining the UK Gambling Commission in 2007, Nick was Chief Officer of Police with a major UK police force, and has extensive experience of organisational strategy, operations, and criminal intelligence matters.

Nick has degrees from the UK universities of Birmingham and Cambridge and an Advanced Diploma in Organisational Management from Manchester University.