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2018-01-25, Nigeria, Elevating Lotteries to a New Level.
2017-09-20, Wales, Gambling Commission visits Welsh Assembly to highlight the impact of gambling in Wales.
2017-09-18, Nigeria, NFIU: FATF Threatens to Suspend Its Mission to Nigeria.
2017-09-18, Ghana, Two gambling centres shut down in Koforidua for allowing adolescents access.
2017-09-17, Great Britain, Fixed Odds Betting Terminal crackdown is on the way.
2017-09-12, Great Britain, Commission raises awareness of potential risks for students who gamble.
2017-09-06, Malta, Ndrangheta ran a €2 billion money-laundering operation through Malta-based online betting.
2017-09-04, Great Britain, Keep your lottery lawful: top five compliance tips from the Gambling Commission.
2017-08-31, Great Britain, Gambling firm 888 to pay over £7.8million for failing vulnerable customers.
2017-08-24, Great Britain, New Gambling Commission research shows more progress needed to tackle problem gambling.
2017-08-18, Great Britain, Gambling Commission warns, "Don't take a gamble raffling your home".
2017-08-15, Great Britain, Five banned from central Birmingham bookies.
2017-07-24, Great Britain, Consumers can use Resolver to manage their gambling complaints.
2017-07-24, Bahamas, Iowa Fiasco: Web Shop Patrons Took 'No Chance'.
2017-07-17, Great Britain, Gambling Commission warns fantasy football organisers to not get caught out by gambling rules.
2017-07-13, Great Britain, Gambling Commission publishes Annual Report and Accounts for 2016/17.
2017-07-09, Great Britain, Teenager takes bet365 to court over £1m 'won' on horse races.
2017-07-05, Great Britain, Gambling Commission unveils new enforcement strategy.
2017-06-29, Great Britain, Gambling Commission raises standards with new conditions for online operators.
2017-06-27, Great Britain, New Money Laundering Regulations now in effect.
2017-06-22, Brussells, Online gambling: Court rejects non-transparent licensing regimes and prohibits enforcement measures.
2017-06-15, Gibraltar, Court ruling says Gibraltar operators pay same as UK counterparts.
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, Great Britain, Joint operation results in reduction of gambling adverts placed on illegal websites.
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.
2017-06-08, Philippines, Confusion reigns in online gaming policy.
2017-06-08, United Kingdom, Businessman and his son who laundered £80m are jailed in their absence after vanishing during their trial – leaving behind the older man's wife who got four years.
2017-06-07, Singapore, Mastermind of Singapore's biggest counterfeit casino chip scam jailed.
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.
2017-06-01, Great Britain, Gambling Commission welcomes Greene King decision by Court of Appeal.
2017-05-31, Macao, Macau casino mogul Lawrence Ho criticises James Packer’s Crown.
2017-05-30, Kenya, Kenya MPs scrap proposed uniform 50% gambling tax plan.
2017-05-31, Trinidad & Tobago, Judge orders audit of casino.
2017-05-30, USA, Fed fines Deutsche Bank $41M over money laundering controls.
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.
2017-05-23, Barbados, Are gambling regulators doing enough to manage risk of de-risking?
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.
2017-05-07, Isle of Man, Casino law changes approved.
2017-05-05, Trinidad & Tobago, Casino taxes long overdue.
2017-05-02, Great Britain, Gambling business fined £300,000 for misleading advertising.
2017-04-30, Antigua & Barbuda, Antigua & Barbuda drafts laws to "implement" bitcoin.
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, Switzerland, Swiss watchdog: Probes of money laundering jump in 2016.
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, Great Britain, Gambling Commission urges industry to take consumer complaints more seriously.
2017-03-29, USA, Indictment: Kan. woman embezzled $5M; withdrew cash at casinos.
2017-03-29, Philippines, 'Dirty money' law may soon cover casinos.
2017-03-22, USA, World Council for Credit Unions asks for clearer anti-money laundering rules.
2017-03-16, Australia, AUSTRAC CEO statement : Tabcorp matter.
2017-03-15, Great Britain, Commission warns parents over the perils of gambling linked to video games.
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.
2017-03-10, Great Britain, Do you know who is making payments into customer accounts?
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.
2017-02-14, United Kingdom, Lancashire man wanted for gaming machine thefts.
2017-02-08, Vic Australia, Auditor-General slams gambling watchdog over Crown Casino scrutiny.
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?.
2017-01-11, Great Britain, Gambling Commission findings into operator failures to comply with 'fair & open' provisions.
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.
2016-12-16, United Kingdom, Camelot licence breach leads to financial penalty.
2016-12-07, Great Britain, Binary options scams warning.
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.
2016-11-28, Antigua & Barbuda, Antigua gives US until year’s end to resolve WTO dispute.
2016-11-24, Great Britain, New figures show online gambling is largest gambling sector in Britain.
2016-11-23, Great Britain, Gang members used Ladbrokes betting accounts to launder £2m of drug money.
2016-11-15, Saipan, Imperial Pacific Falls After Denying Reports Casino in Probe.
2016-11-08, Great Britain, The slot machines that changed bingo.
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.
2016-11-08, Great Britain, Gambling Commission challenges operators to quicken pace of consumer focus.
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.
2016-11-04, Caribbean, Internet Gaming: The US-Antigua and Barbuda contention.
2016-11-04, Trinidad & Tobago, Regional countries urged to strengthen AML/CFT to deal with correspondent banking.
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, Malta, PM to intervene in looming correspondent bank crisis.
2016-11-03, United Kingdom, Poker player loses appeal against London casino over £7.7m winnings.
2016-11-02, Singapore, Woman jailed for fake casino chip scam at MBS.
2016-11-01, Philippines, Casinos must soon report transactions of any amount.
2016-10-31, FATF, Guidance - Correspondent Banking Services.
2016-10-30, Great Britain, Flexihedge Launches World's First 'P2P' Financial Betting Exchange.
2016-10-29, Great Britain, New Gambling Commission Tech Standards to Include Player Cheating, Confiscated Funds Guidelines.
2016-10-27, Ireland, Gambling laws need updating amid fears criminal gangs using sector to 'launder money'.
2016-10-26, USA, Investigation of Las Vegas Sands Alleged Use of VIP Shills.
2016-10-24, Great Britain, Commission welcomes Government gambling review.
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, United Kingdom, Big bank de-risking trend poses serious threat to UK fintech companies.
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.
2016-10-17, Great Britain, Bookmakers' attempts to curb problem gambling 'in disarray'.
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.
2016-10-10, 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, Great Britain, Gambling Commission starts two-way conversation with consumers.
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.
2016-09-29, 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, 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, Great Britain, Gambling Commission renews partnership with Crimestoppers to combat corruption in sport.
2016-09-21, Great Britain, Latest health survey data highlights gambling participation and problem gambling rates in Scotland.
2016-09-23, Trinidad & Tobago, FIU targets city casino.
2016-09-20, Great Britain, New survey data highlights gambling participation and problem gambling rates in Wales.
2016-09-18, Malta, Online gaming: Malta stands its ground against the rest of the European Union.
2016-09-16, Great Britain, Two men charged with offences under the Gambling Act 2005.
2016-09-15, Antigua & Barbuda, Millions secured by ONDCP.
2016-09-15, St Kitts & Nevis, Regulators receive gambling and AML regulation training.
2016-09-02, Great Britain, The continued rise of eSport – Efforts to combat match fixing and improve integrity .
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, Great Britain, Gambling Commission crane machine reminder.
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.
2016-08-28, United Kingdom, The Great British Bet’s Off: Bookies ban bets on TV baking show.
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, Sweden, Boy who attacked goalkeeper 'bet thousands' on game.
2016-08-24, Great Britain, New AML Licence Conditions and Guidance from the Gambling Commission.
2016-08-23, Global, Bitcoin Reinforcement Options Improve Industry for the Better.
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, United Kingdom, Times correction remedied IPSO complaint over gambling addiction stories.
2016-08-19, Malaysia, Public official theft funds gambling.
2016-08-17, United Kingdom, Australian AI spots dodgy deals that look like money laundering.
2016-08-15, USA, Virtus.pro and gambling site CSGO Lounge are owned by the same company.
2016-08-15, United Kingdom, Scots firms fronting for global financial betting websites condemned as 'scam'.
2016-08-15, United Kingdom, Sam Allardyce drops footie betting job.
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, United Kingdom, 10 people arrested in relation to allegations of match fixing.
2016-08-08, Global, The biggest illegal gambling rings of all-time.
2016-08-04, Israel, Israel Mulls Gambling Reform: 'This Is Tainted Money, We Don't Want It'.
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.
2016-07-31, 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.
2016-05-01, Macao, AML/CFT & gambling.
2016-07-01, United Kingdom, Gambling losses increase sharply to £12.6bn.
2016-06-30, USA, Authorities break up massive illegal sports gambling ring.
2016-06-21, 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.
2016-05-24, United Kingdom, Fraudster jailed for conning victims out of half a million pounds
2016-05-18, United Kingdom, Gambler let account be used to money launder £140,000
2016-05-01, Australia, AML/CFT & gambling, Alan Pedley.
2016-04-28, Australia, AUSTRAC accuses Tabcorp of more AML reporting breaches
2016-04-27, United Kingdom, Gambling company to surrender £846,000 after AML breaches
2016-04-27, The Bahamas, Banks dump gambling operators over AML concerns
2016-04-07, Macao, SAR fills in the potholes on the road to compliance.
2016-04-05, USA, Nevada Casino's Willful Disregard for Anti-Money Laundering Laws Leads to $1 Million FinCEN Penalty.
2016-02-22, Great Britain, Gambling Commission largely powerless to regulate gaming machines.
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
2015-09-16, Australia, Pokies used to launder money
2015-09-08, USA, Casino fined $9.5M for lax money laundering controls
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.
2015-03-18, 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
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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