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How we monitor and assess money laundering controls

We make use of a range of tools when assessing the anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing controls of casinos.

How we assess controls


We may ask you to complete request self-assessment questionnaires on their anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing procedures.

Information requests

We may request information, for example organisation charts, internal procedures, breaches logs, job descriptions of senior management and periodic returns.

Review of case files kept by casinos

We may analyse decisions made while implementing your anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing controls to assess whether those controls are adequate and effective.

Thematic work

We will sometimes seek to involve a number of casinos in a piece of work on a particular topic. This work may involve a number of the supervisory tools listed here.


We may visit your casino premises to meet senior management and examine documents and records.

Test purchasing

We may carry out test purchase exercises to check your casino’s processes and procedures.

Information from other sources

We assess information and alerts from other sources, such as law enforcement agencies, other supervisors, employees, other businesses or the public.

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