Anti-money laundering legislation
All operators must ensure they comply with the relevant legislation and regulatory codes of practice.
Mandatory requirements for all operators
All operators must comply with the following:
- The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) (opens in new tab)
- The Terrorism Act 2000 (opens in new tab)
- The Gambling Act 2005 (opens in new tab)
- The Gambling Commission’s money laundering and terrorist financing risk assessment.
The risk assessment is developed in partnership with sector specialists including law enforcement, such as the National Crime Agency (NCA). The Commission uses the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) framework to identify sector specific risks and threats to operators.
Codes of practice
All operators must adhere to our Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice.
Should operators breach the licence conditions or not follow the code provisions, the Commission may consider reviewing the operating licence in accordance with section 116 of the Gambling Act 2005 (opens in a new tab).
Read our guidance on complying with the relevant licence conditions and codes of practice.
Sector specific legal requirements for casino operators
Remote and non-remote casino operators can read more about the legal basis for their requirements to prevent money laundering. Our guidance summarises the additional requirements under the relevant laws and LCCP requirements, including how they can be implemented in practice.
Last updated: 20 February 2023
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