Anti-money laundering responsibilities for gambling businesses
Find out how to comply with your anti-money laundering (AML) responsibilities if you're operating a gambling business in the non-regulated sector.
This information applies to all gambling businesses, except remote and non-remote casinos which have specific requirements.
All operators have obligations to report money laundering. Follow our guidance to ensure you have effective anti-money laundering procedures in place.
Read our guidance: Duties and responsibilities under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.
Operators are required to carry out their own money laundering and terrorist financing risk assessments. The following documents can be used as resources to inform operator's assessments.
Money laundering and terrorist financing risk assessment
We produce a risk assessment which highlights the core risks associated with each of the sectors in the British gambling industry. Read our money laundering and terrorist financing risk assessment: 2020.
See past risk assessments
Our risk assessment is developed in partnership with sector specialists, including law enforcement, such as the National Crime Agency (NCA). We use the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) framework to identify sector specific risks and threats to operators.
UK National risk assessment
HM Treasury and the Home Office have published the national risk assessment (NRA) of money laundering and terrorist financing 2020 (opens in a new tab).
The NRA sets out the key money laundering and terrorist financing risks for the UK.
Our guidance summarises the legal background and legislation which all operators must follow to be compliant. This includes operator responsibilities under The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.
View and download copies of the following on legislation.gov.uk:
- Section 327 - Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (opens in new tab)
- Section 328 - Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (opens in new tab)
- Section 329 - Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (opens in new tab).
All operators must also adhere to our Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP).
If operators breach the licence conditions, or not follow the code provisions, we may consider reviewing the operating licence in accordance with section 116 of the Gambling Act 2005 (opens in new tab).
Read our guidance for information on operator's LCCP requirements, including how these can be implemented in practice.
Last updated: 20 February 2023
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