Tag Archives: casino

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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The casino duck

I am doing some work with a casino, and they have introduced me to a term I had not heard before – much-beloved of the UK’s Gambling Commission, it turns out – which is “criminal spend”.  It means “the use … Continue reading

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Lucan and laundering

Last night I watched a two-part drama I recorded over Christmas called “Lucan”, about – astonishingly – the Lucan murder and disappearance.  What an unpleasant bunch they were (or at least according to Jeff Pope’s ITV script), the Clermont Set … Continue reading

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Problem gamblers

Over recent years, I have been doing quite a bit of work with the e-gaming sector, and before that I did have a couple of “real” (as opposed to “virtual”) casino clients.  But what nearly all of them, whether bricks … Continue reading

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