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Regulatory action

We recognise that a risk-based approach is not a zero-failure regime. Therefore, failures in anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing controls will not automatically result in regulatory sanctions.

We will take robust action, in collaboration with law enforcement, against casino operators who demonstrate persistent or material breaches of the Regulations.

Supervisors like us have the power to impose effective, proportionate and dissuasive sanctions for non-compliance with anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing requirements.

Therefore, we are able to:

  • commence a review into the manner in which a casino has carried on licensed activities and prepare a case for regulatory sanctions
  • suspend or revoke an operating licence
  • impose a financial penalty on the licence holder.

We have similar powers to review personal licences and to either suspend or revoke, or impose a financial penalty on the licence holder.

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