Tag Archives: casino

So near and yet so far

At the end of June 2019, the UK’s Gambling Commission – one of our five-star AML regulators, getting top marks from users for both approachability and communication – published its 2018 money laundering and terrorist financing risk assessment.  This examines … Continue reading

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Wimples and wagers

In recent AML training I have found myself talking more and more about the “CDD jigsaw”.  As with all jigsaws, the CDD version involves gathering lots of little bits of information – some of which might seem indecipherable or unrelated … Continue reading

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The bank of äiti ja isä

I have written before about money laundering staying in the family but it is usually only the adults who are involved.  A recent Finnish case has trodden new ground, with the conviction of a young man – sixteen at the … Continue reading

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Minnows and whales

At the end of June 2018, the Attorney General of British Columbia held a press conference to launch a report into his province’s gambling industry and its possible facilitation of money laundering.  Any uncertainty on the matter was removed pretty … Continue reading

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Curiosity might save the cat

One of the management buzz-phrases that seems to be staying the course is “tone from the top”.  In the world of AML, the tone from the top has in fact originated at the bottom: first we had MLROs beating the … Continue reading

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Don Donald?

I’m not going to hide it from you: I’m devastated by the Trump win.  Devastated and not a little scared.  I’m no fan of career politicians – I’d rather people did a proper job before turning to public service – … Continue reading

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But would they report James Bond?

In recent months I have found myself working more and more frequently with the gambling sector – both e- and land-based casinos.  Therefore I have been tracking the activities and pronouncements of the Gambling Commission more closely than before.  And … Continue reading

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An oversight oversight over there?

One of the joys of writing a blog is that it’s like having an informal team of researchers, or moles even, looking out for money laundering stories for me.  I adore anti-money laundering as you know, but I’m just one … Continue reading

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Cash concerns

Earlier this week, I talked about the National Crime Agency’s “National Strategic Assessment of Serious and Organised Crime 2015” – and in particular about its take on high-end money laundering and professional enablers.  But in case you’re feeling all complacent … Continue reading

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The safest place in town

This week I am working in a casino.  It’s something of a departure from my usual training routine, in that I do most of the training late at night (I have to work when the casino staff are working, and … Continue reading

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