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2017-09-18, England, https://uk.pokernews.com/news/2017/09/birmingham-city-owner-to-purchase-les-ambassadeurs-casino-28687.htm.
2017-09-18, Macao, Still knowing your customer.
2017-09-16, Nepal, Stakeholders press for strict compliance with money laundering investigation.
2017-09-15, Australia, It's not just CBA: all the banks are exposed to millions in money laundering.
2017-09-13, USA, If Sports Betting Goes National, AML Risks Will Proliferate.
2017-09-13, South Korea, Corruption scandal hits South Korean casino operator.
2017-09-13, South Korea, Corruption scandal hits South Korean casino operator.
2017-09-12, Cambodia, Cambodia Spurred by US State Dept. Rebuff to Overhaul Casino Regulations.
2017-09-08, Philippines, Casino exec, junket not charged in Philippine AML case.
2017-07-24, Bahamas, Iowa Fiasco: Web Shop Patrons Took 'No Chance'.
2017-07-13, Australia, Flight Centre leaks fliers' passport details to 'potential suppliers'.
2017-07-12, Australia, AUSTRAC risk assessment of the securities and derivatives sector.
2017-07-04, Australia, Keeping on track with money laundering risks.
2017-06-22, Brussells, Online gambling: Court rejects non-transparent licensing regimes and prohibits enforcement measures.
2017-06-14, Australia, Tennis pro Isaac Frost charged with match fixing after 'suspicious bets'.
2017-06-14, Canada, China-linked gang laundered “millions” through BC casinos.
2017-06-13, Australia, Dr Karl: How to win at the pokies.
2017-06-13, USA, Gaming Officials Urge Congress To Lift Ban On Sports Betting.
2017-06-13, USA, Western Union Completes Compliance Upgrades To Fight Money Laundering.
2017-06-13, China, Crown employees detained in China charged with promotion of gambling.
2017-06-08, Philippines, Confusion reigns in online gaming policy.
2017-06-08, Australia, "Collaborative Culture and its role in fighting financial crime".
2017-06-07, Singapore, Mastermind of Singapore's biggest counterfeit casino chip scam jailed.
2017-06-07, Australia, Australia to float 'not backdoors' that behave just like backdoors to Five-Eyes meeting.
2017-06-06, Antigua & Barbuda, Antigua and Barbuda’s ONDCP acquires EyeDetect technology.
2017-06-06, Philippines, Manila casino attack not industry negative: Pagcor boss.
2017-06-04, Philippines, Problem gambler behind Manila attack, police say.
2017-05-31, Macao, Macau casino mogul Lawrence Ho criticises James Packer’s Crown.
2017-05-31, Trinidad & Tobago, Judge orders audit of casino.
2017-05-30, Kenya, Kenya MPs scrap proposed uniform 50% gambling tax plan.
2017-05-30, USA, Fed fines Deutsche Bank $41M over money laundering controls.
2017-05-26, Austraalia, CrownBet asks to expedite approval for clubs deal.
2017-05-25, USA, Dealer and his friend cheated Hollywood Casino out of $11,000: Police.
2017-05-25, Great Britain, Oct-Dec £13.8billion total gross gambling yield.
2017-05-24, Australia, First Australian conviction for unregistered remittance service.
2017-05-23, Barbados, Are gambling regulators doing enough to manage risk of de-risking?
2017-05-23, Barbados, Cash block - Slot machine operators barred from making deposits.
2017-05-22, Iran, FATF Blacklisting bodes ill for banks.
2017-05-17, Reuters, Japan's Mitsuhashi banned for life from tennis for match-fixing.
2017-05-12, Guyana, Guyana peeved at US’ listing of Guyana, other Caricom member states as “major” money launderers.
2017-05-11, Australia, One-stop audit for NT bookmaker and AUSTRAC compliance needs.
2017-05-08, Australia, World's best gamers battle it out in Sydney as Australian 'eSports' takes off.
2017-05-05, Trinidad & Tobago, Casino taxes long overdue.
2017-05-02, Australia, AUSTRAC risk assessment of stored value cards.
2017-04-30, Antigua & Barbuda, Antigua & Barbuda drafts laws to "implement" bitcoin.
2017-05-30, Australia, Opinion of "illegal offshore wagering reform" announcement.
2017-05-28, Australia, Illegal offshore wagering reform.
2017-05-26, Australia, Pokies boost in venue’s revamp.
2017-05-20, Australia, Hong Kong national sentenced to 10 years jail for involvement in money laundering syndicate.
2017-04-10, USA, Luckless man denied US$133k jackpot as friend pushed pokie machine button.
2017-04-05, United Kingdom, Bookmakers' software under scrutiny.
2017-04-05, Costa Rica, Costa Rica's Casino Industry Vulnerable to Money Laundering.
2017-04-05, Brazil, Crooks hijack bank's DNS to fleece victims.
2017-04-04, Ghana, Bank of Ghana to toughen stance on Anti-Money Laundering.
2017-04-04, USA, Feds Shut Down Bicycle Hotel & Casino for 'Criminal Fraud' Investigation.
2017-03-31, The Register, Kremlin-linked hacker crew's tactics exposed.
2017-03-30, Netherlands, Six years’ jail for specialist who defrauded gaming company Betsson out of €153,000.
2017-03-29, USA, Indictment: Kan. woman embezzled $5M; withdrew cash at casinos.
2017-03-29, Philippines, 'Dirty money' law may soon cover casinos.
2017-03-24, EU, EU data breaches just got serious!
2017-03-22, USA, World Council for Credit Unions asks for clearer anti-money laundering rules.
2017-03-21, Australia, Australia Just Banned Online Poker And Live Sports Betting.
2017-03-16, Australia, AUSTRAC CEO statement : Tabcorp matter.
2017-03-16, Australia, League player bets against own team more than 50 times.
2017-03-15, Australia, Family pushes for inquest into death of Star Casino regular.
2017-03-15, Philippines, Bill amending anti-money laundering law pushed.
2017-03-14, Cambodia, Cambodia casino tax take jumps as gov’t squeezes NagaCorp.
2017-03-14, USA, 21 charged in casino-based money laundering scheme.
2017-03-12, Canada, Money laundering watchdog scrutinizes Facebook, social media.
2017-03-09, Australia, ACCC watchdog wants Tabcorp & Tatts to restructure assets.
2017-03-08, Australia, AUSTRAC Insights from compliance assessments.
2017-03-06, Philippines, US tags PHL as ‘major’ dirty money site.
2017-02-28, Kenya, Street gamblers, landlords risk fines, jail if bill passed.
2017-02-28, Kenya, Politicising betting is a poor wager.
2017-02-19, Georgia USA, Video gambling cash payouts violate state law.
2017-02-08, Vic Australia, Auditor-General slams gambling watchdog over Crown Casino scrutiny.
2017-01-25, New Zealand, Charity warns money laundering likely to be part of rise in pokie spending.
2017-01-24, USA, Microsoft -v- US Gov't re: Irish data.
2017-01-17, cloud, Bitcoin is Eating the Entire Online Gambling Industry.
2017-01-12, USA, Will Trump accidentally destroy Las Vegas?.
2016-12-30, Jamaica, Gaming industry stakeholders to benefit from RAiS.
2016-12-29, USA, CERT Report 'GRIZZLY STEPPE - Russian Malicious Cyber Activity'.
2016-12-28, Philippines, Philippine Senate to tackle AML bills covering casinos.
2016-12-22, Australia, Australian Internet policy remains years behind reality.
2016-12-16, Australia, NSW pub fined $33k for flouting pokies law.
2016-12-06, Japan, Japanese Parliament passes bill to lift ban on casinos.
2016-12-06, Ireland, Paddy Power founder lobbied against fixed-odds terminals.
2016-11-30, Great Britain, New report indicates 450,000 children gamble every week.
2016-11-29, Australia, Government To Tackle Problem Gambling With New National Consumer Protection Framework.
2016-11-28, Antigua & Barbuda, Antigua gives US until year’s end to resolve WTO dispute.
2016-11-28, Australia, Analysts call for Australia's $100 note to be scrapped.
2016-11-16, Australia, Scenarios of common international funds transfers conducted by casino licence holders.
2016-11-15, Saipan, Imperial Pacific Falls After Denying Reports Casino in Probe.
2016-11-10, Australia, Gov't crack down on illegal online gambling.
2016-11-08, Australia, Specialists in implementing modern gambling laws.
2016-11-08, Antigua & Barbuda, ‘Outdated’ Gaming Act to be tossed.
2016-11-08, Kenya, Arrest illegal gambling before it's too late.
2016-11-07, Guyana, Don’t Bet On It: Indigenous Hotel In Guyana Denied Casino Licences.
2016-11-07, Cyprus, Melco International bid wins Cyprus casino race.
2016-11-05, Australia, 'Beyond redemption': Turnbull government shuts down gambling body amid corruption fears.
2016-11-04, Trinidad & Tobago, Regional countries urged to strengthen AML/CFT to deal with correspondent banking.
2016-11-04, Caribbean, Internet Gaming: The US-Antigua and Barbuda contention.
2016-11-04, USA, Bellagio Dealer Imprisoned Over $1 Million Craps Scam.
2016-11-04, Macao, Macao plans changes to expand reach of AML law.
2016-11-03, Australia, AUSTRAC updates customer due diligence guidelines.
2016-11-03, Australia, AUSTRAC calls on FinTechs and start-ups to make contact about AML/CTF.
2016-11-03, United Kingdom, Poker player loses appeal against London casino over £7.7m winnings.
2016-11-02, Australia, Privacy Commission wants new rights for personal data control.
2016-11-02, Singapore, Woman jailed for fake casino chip scam at MBS.
2016-11-01, Australia/China, Australia and China agree to share financial crime intelligence.
2016-11-01, Philippines, Casinos must soon report transactions of any amount.
2016-10-31, FATF, Guidance - Correspondent Banking Services.
2016-11-01, New Zealand, Chapman Tripp calls for a single anti-money laundering supervisor similar to AUSTRAC in Australia.
2016-10-31, Australia, Statewide Gambling Therapy Service to close after SA Government gives funding to private provider.
2016-10-28, Australia, Blood donors' privacy anaemic after Red Cross data breach.
2016-10-26, USA, Investigation of Las Vegas Sands Alleged Use of VIP Shills.
2016-10-24, Great Britain, Government to review 'fixed-odds' gambling machines.
2016-10-22, Belize, Belize Still Battling with De-Risking; Does International Community Understand?
2016-10-22, Kenya, Glorification of money has reached alarming levels in Kenya.
2016-10-21, Jamaica, BGLC reports high rate of conviction over illegal gaming.
2016-10-19, Australia, Details of Chinese high rollers now in the hands of China's mainland authorities .
2016-10-18, Great Britain, Anonymous online gambling permitted by Gambling Commission.
2016-10-18, Namibia, Money laundering and breach of the Casinos and Gambling Houses Act.
2016-10-18, Australia, James Packer's Crown casino plans for Barangaroo threatened by China arrests.
2016-10-17, Great Britain, Casino hustlers walk off with £14k from just two bets after finding way of always ‘winning’ at roulette.
2016-10-15, China, Top Packer executive among Crown employees detained in China.
2016-10-13, USA, Internet Poker Employee Pleads Guilty to Operating Illegal Gambling Business.
2016-10-12, Antigua & Barbuda, Firm aims to tap eSports from Antigua.
2016-10-11, Australia, NSW Premier Mike Baird confirms backflip on greyhound racing ban.
2016-10-10, Jamaica, De-risking a worrying threat to Sustainable Growth in the Caribbean.
2016-10-09, Africa, De-risking in Africa.
2016-10-09, East Caribbean, IMF praises Eastern Caribbean for tackling correspondent banking issues.
2016-10-08, Great Britain, UK gambling stakeholders react to rumored daytime TV ad ban.
2016-10-03, Philippines, Philippines face blacklist if casinos not included in AML laws.
2016-10-03, USA, Venetian and Palazzo Casinos Accused of Aiding in Money Laundering Scheme.
2016-10-03, USA, Sportsbook fined US$12M for AML breaches.
2016-10-02, Kenya, Agency cracks down on illegal gambling at shopping centres.
2016-10-01, Trinidad & Tobago, Know when to walk away, know when to run.
2016-09-30, Fiji, Offshore money transfers a concern.
2016-09-29, Singapore, Online betting to be allowed via Singapore Pools and Turf Club from late October.
2016-09-29, USA, Gambling a factor in money laundering conviction.
2016-09-29, Australia, AUSTRAC's Paul Jevtovic warns Australians at increasing risk of financial crimes.
2016-09-29, Philippines, Banker rejects FBI immunity offer in S$110m heist, lawyer says.
2016-09-29, Trinidad & Tobago, More taxes bad for gaming.
2016-09-29, Jamaica, Development of First Integrated Resort Begins Early 2017.
2016-09-28, Jamaica, War On Illegal Gambling.
2016-09-27, Australia, Flood of ‘dodgy’ Chinese money worries crime fighters.
2016-09-23, Trinidad & Tobago, FIU targets city casino.
2016-09-19, Australia, Xenophon claims Australian casinos and gaming machines used for money laundering.
2016-09-18, Malta, Online gaming: Malta stands its ground against the rest of the European Union.
2016-09-15, Antigua & Barbuda, Millions secured by ONDCP.
2016-09-15, St Kitts and Nevis, Regulators receive gambling and AML regulation training.
2016-09-02, Singapore, MBS croupier cheats casino of more than $138,000.
2016-09-01, Bahamas, 200 Web Shops Have Closed, Says Wilchcombe.
2016-09-01, Australia, AUSTRAC expands efforts to protect against cyber.
2016-09-01, Philippines, DOJ wraps up probe on $15M of $81M heist money.
2016-08-31, Africa, Betting craze powers mobile money to 20 per cent growth.
2016-08-31, Cloud, Dropbox hack, far bigger than thought, may be a cloud security wakeup call.
2016-08-30, New Zealand, Commerce Commission authorises commingling of racing betting.
2016-08-29, Australia, Arrests over alleged trots race fixing.
2016-08-28, United Kingdom, The Great British Bet’s Off: Bookies ban bets on TV baking show.
2016-08-27, Singapore, Chinese duo caught ‘sticky-handed’ with casino chips worth over $100k.
2016-08-26, Antigua & Barbuda, PM Gives the US a Week to up Their Offer in Online Gambling Dispute or Copyright Sanctions Will be Invoked.
2016-08-26, Kenya, Bill proposing higher taxes on gaming industry set to be passed next week.
2016-08-24, Australia, Gambling Stat's show problem gambling under control - gambling losses down 14% in a decade.
2016-08-24, Sweden, Boy who attacked goalkeeper 'bet thousands' on game.
2016-08-24, Australia, Australian sports-betting losses on the rise, a look at the data.
2016-08-23, Global, Bitcoin Reinforcement Options Improve Industry for the Better.
2016-08-23, Australia, Online gambling.
2016-08-23, Australia, Sports betting losses on the rise as Australians lose almost $23 billion to gambling in past year.
2016-08-22, Global, Match-fixing allegations once again hit Dota 2.
2016-08-22, Great Britain, Gambling regulator looks to clamp down on unlicensed e-sports betting and gambling of 'in-game' items.
2016-08-21, Jamaica, Derby disaster and dunces.
2016-08-20, United Kingdom, Rogue sites let children gamble millions.
2016-08-19, Canada, Anti-money laundering watchdog assessing vulnerability of fintech startups.
2016-08-19, Jamaica, Correspondent banking issue being addressed by Jamaica.
2016-08-19, Australia, "NT bookies carry on like pork chops", Tatts boss.
2016-08-19, United Kingdom, Media made to correct exaggeration of problem gambling facts.
2016-08-19, Malaysia, Public official theft funds gambling.
2016-08-18, Australia, Sydney couple accused of $650,000 Tabcorp fraud.
2016-08-17, United Kingdom, Australian AI spots dodgy deals that look like money laundering.
2016-08-17, Australia, South Australia to tax Northern Territory businesses.
2016-08-15, USA, Virtus.pro and gambling site CSGO Lounge are owned by the same company.
2016-08-12, Sydney, Race fixing analysis and solutions explored at Sydney conference.
2016-08-11, Great Britain, Gambling Commission iterate view that Bitcoin is money or equivalent.
2016-08-11, Philippines, Tackling vices one by one, Philippines president targets online gaming.
2016-08-10, Cambodia, Cambodia stuck on money laundering blacklist .
2016-08-09, Australia, Payment platforms under scrutiny from AUSTRAC cyber team.
2016-08-08, Global, The biggest illegal gambling rings of all-time.
2016-08-04, Australia, Tabcorp's profits have been crushed by the cost of defending money laundering allegations.
2016-08-04, Kenya, Panel to probe betting industry in wake of tax evasion, laundering fears.
2016-08-01, Singapore, Singapore regulator urges global effort on casino crime.
2016-08-01, USA, Former casino cocktail waitress agrees to plead guilty in $420k scam.
2016-08-01, Singapore, Singapore launches unit to fight money laundering.
2016-07-31, USA, Use of Shell Companies To Shield Identity Further Limited.
2016-07-28, United Kingdom, Even bingo can get you hooked on gambling: One in ten players found to be at risk of developing addiction.
2016-07-25, Philippines, Unsolved heist of Bangladesh funds.
2016-07-19, Australia, Cash deposits into online betting accounts.
2016-07-15, USA, Poker room pays USD 2.8 Million for AML offences.
2016-07-12, Belize, Caribbean countries caught in crossfire of U.S. crackdown on illicit money flow.
2016-07-06, Philippines, Bill may close casino exemption in 2001 money-laundering law.
2016-07-01, Australia, AML/CFT & gambling, Alan Pedley article in Asian Gaming Lawyer.
2016-07-01, United Kingdom, Gambling losses increase sharply to £12.6bn.
2016-06-30, USA, Authorities break up massive illegal sports gambling ring.
2016-06-27, New Zealand, Casino crooks hung out to dry by anti-money laundering law
2016-06-27, Australia, Financial crime 'on the rise': AUSTRAC.
2016-06-24, Australia, AUSTRAC helps bust money laundering syndicate.
2016-06-23, Australia, Tabcorp files defence to AUSTRAC amended statement of claim.
2016-06-21, Canada, Smyth: Does the B.C. gov’t care more about casino cash than casino crime?
2016-06-17, United Kingdom, FOBTs debate: Money laundering issues are a new battleground.
2016-06-14, United Kingdom, Betfred to pay over £800,000 following licence review
2016-06-03, USA, Dover Downs scheme follows money laundering trend.
2016-06-02, Macao, Secret Phone Bets in Macau VIP Rooms Spark Laundering Risks.
2016-05-26, Australia, TAB worker charged with betting scam.
2016-05-24, Australia, Star Casino at 'major risk' from organised crime after gaming inspector exodus.
2016-05-18, The Cloud, BitCoin casino launched, entry level BitCoin.
2016-05-15, China, The Latest In AML/CTF: What You Need To Know.
2016-05-01, Australia, AML/CFT & gambling.
2016-04-28, Australia, AUSTRAC accuses Tabcorp of more AML reporting breaches.
2016-04-15, Australia, Fraud to finance a gambling addiction.
2016-04-07, Macao, SAR fills in the potholes on the road to compliance.
2016-04-07, Australia, All bets are off for Norfolk Island to grant wagering licences.
2016-04-06, Australia, Norfolk Island gambling coming to an end.
2016-04-05, USA, Nevada Casino's Willful Disregard for Anti-Money Laundering Laws Leads to $1 Million FinCEN Penalty.
2016-03-09, United Kingdom, Time for Bookmakers to Wake Up and Smell the Coffee on AML Rules. 2016-02-01, Australia, If the emperor says, "you're AML compliant", are you?
2016-01-22, Banking Exchange, The Heat is On - FATF mutual evaluations and the impact on the AML environment
2015-12-20, Antigua & Barbuda, Strategies for casino banking continuity.
2015-12-18, Antigua & Barbuda, A banking crisis looms for casinos.
2015-12-17, USA, Card club fined US$650k for money laundering breach.
2015-10-05, Cambodia, Money launderer's dream.
2015-09-16, Australia, Pokies used to launder money.
2015-09-14, Australia, Slated anti-money laundering legislation is comically overdue.
2015-09-08, USA, Casino fined $9.5M for lax money laundering controls.
2015-08-21, Australia, International crime syndicate used underground banking to launder massive drug profits.
2015-08-21, Australia, Crime syndicate recruited Malaysian nationals for major credit card fraud - laundered in Australian casino.
2015-08-21, Australia, AUSTRAC - Betting service used for money laundering.
2015-08-20, Australia, AUSTRAC data helped capture international cybercriminal.
2015-08-20, Australia, Card skimming syndicate laundered criminal proceeds through casinos.
2015-07-30, Australia, Japanese nationals failed to declare $30,000 cash at airport - suspicious matters raised by casino.
2015-07-30, Australia, Lost wallet led to arrest of identity fraudster after unusual behaviour in casino.
2015-07-30, Australia, Tax fraudsters used casinos, businesses to launder funds.
2015-07-30, Australia, Drug trafficker caught after suspicious casino behaviour reported to AUSTRAC.
2015-07-30, Australia, Drug syndicate recruited heroin couriers from casino.
2015-07-30, Australia, Structured transactions used to launder thousands of damaged $2 coins.
2015-07-30, Australia, Director used company millions to cover personal gambling debts.
2015-07-30, Australia, Mothballed cash stash, in casino accounts, led to drug trafficker's arrest.
2015-07-30, Australia, Suspect used casinos, remitters and airline pilots to launder proceeds of crime.
2015-07-30, Australia, Casino ‘high roller’ stole $78 million from Asian banks.
2015-07-30, Australia, ‘Bankrupt’ suspect used casino to launder million dollar drug payments.
2015-07-30, Australia, AUSTRAC - Illicet funds layered in casino.
2015-07-30, Australia, AUSTRAC - Drug syndicate recruited gamblers with financial difficulty.
2015-07-30, Australia, AUSTRAC - Suspect increased gambling behaviour.
2015-07-22, Australia, AUSTRAC amended claim in civil proceedings.
2015-08-01, Australia, Ostriches, wilful blindness, and AML/CTF.
2015-07-27, Australia, Gambling in Australia in the age of AUSTRAC.
2015-06-23, USA, FinCEN Fines Tinian Dynasty Hotel & Casino $75 Million for Egregious Anti-Money Laundering Violations
2015-05-28, Australia, Club told to tighten financial monitoring to prevent money laundering.
2015-05-28, Australia, Online gambling addictions among young men doubles at Sydney clinic.
2015-03-18, Nigeria, Nigeria to undergo GIABA mutual evaluation in 2016.
2015-03-06, USA, FinCEN Fines Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort $10 Million for Significant and Long Standing Anti-Money Laundering Violations
2015-02-06, Australia, AUSTRAC issues Remedial Direction to sports-betting operator.
2014-12-04, Antigua & Barbuda, ONDCP Officers Receive Training From International Gaming Consultants.
2014-02-06, New Zealand, Intralot CEO Kokkalis at Center of New Zealand DIA Contract Questions.
2013-07-19, Australia, Money laundering probe at pubs.
2012-09-20, Australia, Pub linked to money laundering.
2012-06-28, Australia, AUSTRAC gives notice to money remitter to appoint external auditor.
2012-04-16, Australia, Casino scandal leads to questions of authority (featuring AML-GA consultant).
2011-08-09, Australia, AUSTRAC issues Remedial Direction to hotel pokies operator.
2011-02-09, Australia, AUSTRAC issues Remedial Direction to Allsafe International.
2010-07-07, Australia, AUSTRAC gives first written notices to appoint external auditor.
2009-11-04, Australia, AUSTRAC issues Remedial Direction to Little Persia.
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