Anti-money laundering responsibilities for casino businesses
Find out how to comply with your anti-money laundering (AML) responsibilities if you're operating a gambling business in the regulated sector (remote and non-remote casinos).
We are the gambling supervisory body for anti-money laundering. Follow our guidance to ensure you have effective anti-money laundering procedures in place.
Read the fifth edition of the guidance for non-remote and remote casino operators: Prevention of money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism
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 operators' assessments.
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.
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.
Our guidance summarises the legal background and legislation which operators must follow to be compliant.
View and download copies of the following on legislation.gov.uk:
- Part 7 - Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (opens in new tab)
- Part 3 - Terrorism Act 2000 (opens in new tab)
- Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 (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 do 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 LCCP requirements, including how these can be implemented in practice.
Last updated: 18 December 2020
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