2nd June 2020
We all like to kill a goblin or two online, but most people would agree multiplayer games are not the place for real-world crime. With lockdowns continuing around the globe and people staying at home, it is no wonder that the popularity of online gaming has skyrocketed. And as in-game… Read More
29th May 2020
Lithuania’s land-based casino industry faces a “very high” risk from money laundering, while the remote gambling sector faces a high risk, according to a risk assessment carried out by the country’s government. Risk levels for each aspect of Lithuania’s gambling industry were determined through “data from a variety of international… Read More
27th May 2020
The so-called Vancouver model is an outlier in the history of Canadian crime, a criminologist told B.C.’s public inquiry on money laundering Tuesday. Stephen Schneider told the Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering that this system for laundering illegal funds from China and revenue from drug trafficking is exceptional. “I’ve… Read More
25th May 2020
Thanks for the effort, but you really need to do better. Some EU countries are among the best in the world at implementing technical recommendations to combat money laundering, but this doesn’t necessarily lead to impressive results: In the bloc, only 1.1 percent of estimated illicit proceeds are seized by… Read More
14th May 2020
The EU, last week, told a black-and-white tale of 20 sinful states who posed a money-laundering threat to Europe’s law-abiding single market. But the real story of the EU and money laundering is more complicated. And the EU’s new dirty-money blacklist revealed more by its omissions than by its inclusions. Read More
13th May 2020
The Danish Gambling Authority (Spillemyndigheden) has ordered Bingo.dk operator Winteq to conduct a risk assessment for money laundering and terrorism financing after discovering its current processes had not been updated. Spillemyndigheden said Winteq should conduct a new assessment, focusing on its procedures related to the identification, evaluation and analysis of… Read More
11th May 2020
If filing a suspicious activity report is more of an art than a science, it should be remembered that not all art is equal. Like a painting hung in a museum, a good SAR must be the product of focus and intention if it’s to engage its intended audience. For… Read More
7th May 2020
GFI — Even in normal times, there has been a growing recognition of the threat that illicit financial flows (IFFs) pose to the integrity and stability of the global financial system. But now, with the onslaught of the Covid-19 crisis, concerns are growing that the scale and scope… Read More
7th May 2020
Hong Kong police arrested 17 alleged members of a gambling syndicate which amassed HK$133 million (US$17.2 million) in 14 months from local punters using an online casino, a senior officer said on Wednesday. In the operation code-named “Deepskill”, officers also froze HK$4.5 million in bank accounts controlled by members of… Read More
27th April 2020
The owner of Matchbook, a betting exchange operated by the Cork-based technology firm Xanadu Consultancy, has been fined £740,000 (€845,000) over “serious failings” with its approach to measures including stopping money laundering. Triplebet, a Guernsey-based firm which owns Matchbook’s UK licence, received the fine following an investigation by the Gambling… Read More