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The money laundering and terrorist financing risks within the British gambling industry

Our money laundering and terrorist financing risk assessment: 2020

  1. Contents
  2. 15 - National Lottery (Remote and Non-Remote)

15 - National Lottery (Remote and Non-Remote)

Sector rating

Sector Previous overall risk rating Current overall risk rating
National Lottery Low Low

For this publication, The National Lottery and society lotteries have been assessed separately.

Existing inherent risk rating

There have been a few changes to the inherent risk ratings this year for the National Lottery For further information relating to the inherent risks (including vulnerabilities, consequences and controls), see our 2019 publication: Money laundering and terrorist financing risk assessment within the British gambling industry: 2019 (PDF).

Vulnerability Risk Previous likelihood of event occurring Previous impact of event occurring Current likelihood of event occurring Current impact of event occurring Change in risk
Operator Control Operators failing to comply with prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing legislation and guidance Low Low Low Low No change
Licensing and integrity National Lottery acquired by organised crime to launder criminal funds Low Medium Low Medium No change
Customer Anonymous customers (non-remote) Medium Medium Low Medium Decrease
Customer False and stolen identity documentation Low Low Low Low no change
Customer Customer not physically present (remote) Low Low Low Low no change
Products Scratch cards/interactive instant win games Low Very Low Low Very Low no change
Means of Payment Cash transactions Low Medium Low Low Decrease

New emerging risks

Know Your Customer (KYC) checks

There is a risk of insufficient KYC checks being carried out on high spending customers which could potentially breach the requirement for Camelot to guard against excessive customer play, however due to limited evidence this has been given a low risk rating.

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