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The Economic Crime Levy

Gambling Commission's guidance on the Economic Crime Levy and how licensed casino operators can prepare for it.

  1. Contents
  2. Introduction


The Economic Crime Levy (ECL) is an annual charge on entities who are supervised under the Money Laundering Regulations (MLR) (opens new tab) and whose United Kingdom (UK) revenue is greater than £10.2 million per year.

The levy is being collected by the following three statutory anti-money laundering supervisors’:

  • Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
  • HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
  • Gambling Commission (the Commission).

Each of these bodies already has responsibility for supervising businesses in certain sectors of the economy for the purposes of preventing money laundering, and will be responsible for collecting the levy from them.

The Commission will therefore be collecting the ECL from licensed casino operators.

Who must pay the ECL?

All casino operators will be asked to submit their annual returns as part of this process.

You must pay the ECL to the Commission if you are a licensed casino operator and your UK revenue is greater than £10.2 million in the financial year (pro-rated).

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