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.

 

Choose your industry sector to find out why it is covered by AML/CTF regulations in Australia.

What is a risk-based AML/CTF Regime?

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.

The Gaming Sector's AML/CTF Obligations

Businesses involved in the gaming sector captured by the AML/CTF obligations must ensure their 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 the AML/CTF Act and Rules.

Gaming sector businesses then need to develop and maintain an AML/CTF Program that is aligned to their business and the State-based gaming requirements.

What Are The ML/TF Risks Faced By Bookmakers

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.

What Are The ML/TF Risks Faced By Casinos

Casinos are attractive to criminals wanting to launder the proceeds of crime.

Casinos are vulnerable to money laundering activities as many casinos 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.

What Are The ML/TF Risks Faced By Gaming Machine Venues

Gaming machine venues such as hotels, 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.

How can Initialism Help?

Initialism are the AML/CTF experts, so you don’t have to be.

With over 50 years of expert knowledge and real world experience, our AML/CTF compliance solutions will help you to navigate your legal and regulatory requirements so that your business complies with its AML/CTF obligations in the fastest and most cost-effective way.

Initialism has a range of AML/CTF solutions to support your business in becoming AML/CTF compliant and maintaining compliance.

AML/CTF compliance solutions for your gaming business

Our AML/CTF compliance solutions draw on unparalleled expertise, knowledge and real-world experience. Initialism is the only dedicated AML/CTF compliance solutions provider working in partnership with the gaming industry. Tailored to the specific needs of the gaming industry sectors, our solutions enhance in-house capacity and capability, and provide structured and cost effective access to AML/CTF expert support.

Why choose Initialism?

UNPARALELLED EXPERTISE

Our expertise covers all AML/CTF disciplines and brings unique perspectives, approaches and solutions to the AML/CTF challenges faced by the gaming sector

IN-DEPTH INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE

Our AML/CTF compliance knowledge includes working with many businesses in the gaming industry and we understand what compliance means for your business

REAL WORLD PERSPECTIVES

We have experience in delivering workable AML/CTF compliance to many businesses in the gaming sector, each with their own unique challenges

OVER 50 YEARS EXPERIENCE

Our knowledge and expertise has been hard earned and comes from working in the area of AML/CTF for many decades

SOLUTIONS THAT WORK

We have experience in providing tried and tested AML/CTF solutions, regardless of the size and complexity of your business

TAILORED FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Our AML/CTF compliance solutions are flexible and can be tailored to your capacity, experience and budget