Aspects of Australia’s gaming and wagering sectors are identified as being attractive to criminals wanting to launder the proceeds of crime and to finance terrorism.
The AML/CTF regime is risk-based, which means that your responses to the AML/CTF obligations placed upon you should be risk-based.
A risk-based AML/CTF regime requires that you understand and address the Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing (ML/TF) risks associated with the services you offer.
You must then design, implement and maintain systems, procedures and controls that appropriately manage and mitigate your ML/TF risks.
Businesses involved in the gambling sector captured by the AML/CTF obligations must ensure the organisation conducts a comprehensive ML/TF risk assessment to identify, assess, mitigate and manage ML/TF risk exposures. This is a critical first step in complying with AML/CTF laws.
Gambling sector businesses then need to develop and maintain an AML/CTF Program that is aligned to their business and the State based gaming requirements.
Bookmakers and betting agencies are attractive to criminals wanting to launder the proceeds of crime.
Bookmakers are vulnerable to money laundering activities for various reasons, such as ease of access, anonymity, and high volume of cash transactions.
Bookmakers may also have become more attractive to criminals over the past few years as the financial sector has implemented more comprehensive AML/CTF measures with a focus on cash
Casino and gaming machine venues are attractive to criminals wanting to launder the proceeds of crime.
Casino and gaming machine venues are vulnerable to money laundering activities as many casinos and gaming facilities offer services similar to financial institutions, including accounts, foreign exchange, money changing, and electronic funds transfers.
Casinos may also have become more attractive to criminals over the past few years as the financial sector has implemented comprehensive AML/CTF measures.
Gaming machine venues such as pubs and clubs are vulnerable to being used by criminals to launder the proceeds of crime
Gaming machine venues handle significant quantities of cash and support the conversion of cash into cheques and electronic funds transfers, thereby potentially concealing the illicit origin of funds.
Gaming machine venues may also have become more attractive to criminals over the past few years as the financial sector has implemented more comprehensive AML/CTF measures with a focus on cash.
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