The U.S. gaming sector's string of recent compliance penalties have prompted many casinos to rethink how they implement anti-money laundering controls, according to Kim McCabe, founder of Henderson, NV-based consultancy KMC, LLC.
The U.K. Gambling Commission may have called on firms last month to improve their anti-money laundering controls, but the concerns over how best to do that are not new to the nation's gaming sector.
Nevada state regulators will levy a monetary penalty and set conditions on Caesars Entertainment's gaming license as part of an anti-money laundering settlement, according to an individual with knowledge of the plan.
A Northern Mariana Islands casino will forfeit approximately $3 million to the U.S. Justice Department under the terms of a deal reached Thursday that will spare the gambling operation criminal charges.
The U.S. Treasury Department imposed a $75 million fine Wednesday against a casino in the Northern Mariana Islands, less than a year after banning its former VIP services manager over related infractions.
A bankruptcy court cleared the way Wednesday for a $10 million fine against Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort for poor compliance with recordkeeping and reporting rules, the U.S. Treasury Department said.
Ahead of the issuance of expected federal guidance, a top lobbying group for America's casinos Thursday outlined how the gaming industry should best shield itself from money launderers.
At least two large U.S. banks have started asking their casino clients more questions in the wake of disclosures that federal officials are investigating alleged violations of anti-money laundering laws.
Federal officials are investigating four of Nevada's most well-known casinos for potential violations of the Bank Secrecy Act, according to sources familiar with the matter and a regulatory disclosure published Monday.
An agreement between a global online gaming company and an Atlantic City casino to offer Internet wagering in New Jersey faces an uphill battle to gain the necessary approval from state regulators, say analysts.
Fueled by the need to fill budgetary coffers, the expansion of casinos in the United States will likely foster another sort of growth-more state anti-money laundering laws.
Several of the largest casinos in Nevada are strengthening their Patriot Act controls in the wake of an investigation into Las Vegas Sands Corp. for insufficiently vetting risky clients.
Since the 2011 indictment by the U.S. Justice Department of some of the most prominent online gambling sites in the world, the financial risks posed by Internet betting have changed, believes Christine Duhaime, barrister and solicitor at Vancouver-based Duhaime Law.
Austria and Liechtenstein agreed to exchange tax-related information, Casino group Las Vegas Sands Corp. has ceased executing international money transfers for wealthy gamblers, and more, in this week's roundup.
Officials in India are looking to strengthen anti-money laundering and terrorist financing controls, U.S. Reps. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and Henry Waxman (D-CA) suspect Wal-Mart's Mexico branch of money laundering, and more, in the midweek roundup.
The U.S. Treasury handed down a $250,000 civil money penalty against a small Minnesota tribal casino on Thursday for "extensive violations" of anti-money laundering rules over a three-year period.
The expansion of the casino industry to new states throughout the U.S. increases the likelihood that gaming will grow as a vehicle for money laundering, particularly since the federal agency charged with its oversight is understaffed, according to law enforcement officials and former IRS auditors.
Casinos facing an economic slump have little incentive to conduct thorough due diligence on high stakes gamblers possibly tied to money laundering operations, say former investigators.
The U.S. Treasury Department issued guidance on the obligations of casinos under the Bank Secrecy Act, including procedures for filing currency transaction reports when the business lacks complete information on customers.
Thanks to persuasive lobbying in the early 1980s, Nevada casinos have been exempt from regulation under the U.S. Bank Secrecy Act since 1985.