Cookies on the Gambling Commission website

The Gambling Commission website uses cookies to make the site work better for you. Some of these cookies are essential to how the site functions and others are optional. Optional cookies help us remember your settings, measure your use of the site and personalise how we communicate with you. Any data collected is anonymised and we do not set optional cookies unless you consent.

Set cookie preferences

You've accepted all cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time.

Skip to main content


The prevention of money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism

Gambling Commission guidance for remote and non-remote casinos: Fifth edition (Revision 3).

  1. Contents
  2. Part 7 - Record keeping
  3. 9 - Form in which records are to be kept

9 - Form in which records are to be kept

Most casino operators have record-keeping procedures which they keep under review, and will seek to reduce the volume and density of records which have to be stored, whilst still complying with statutory requirements. Retention may therefore be:

  • by way of original documents
  • by way of photocopies of original documents
  • on microfilm
  • in scanned form
  • in computerised or electronic form.

Records relating to ongoing investigations should, where possible, be retained until the relevant law enforcement agency has confirmed that the case has been concluded.

Where the record-keeping obligations under the Regulations are not observed, an operator or person is open to prosecution and sanctions, including imprisonment for up to two years and/or a fine, or regulatory censure.151


151 Regulation 83(1).

Previous section
Retention period
Next section
Data protection
Is this page useful?
Back to top