The prevention of money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism
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).
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Last updated: 30 May 2023
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Updated in line with version 3 of the guidance. References to 'proliferation financing' added.