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Monday 27 June 2022

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New guidance for remote operators published ahead of rule changes to protect consumers

New consumer protection guidance, which remote gambling businesses are required to take account of, will help them comply with new customer interaction rules coming into effect on 12 September.

Read more about consumer protection guidance for remote operators

Licensing, Compliance and Enforcement Policy changes

Following a consultation the Commission has made changes to its Licensing, Compliance and Enforcement Policy.

Read the Commission’s response to its Licensing, Compliance and Enforcement Policy consultation

Commission CEO speaks at Westminster Media Forum 2022

Andrew Rhodes addressed the Westminster Media Forum Gambling Regulation Conference on Monday 13 June 2022.

Read Andrew Rhodes’ speech

Changes to the way Licensing works

To keep up with increasing demand and to make best use of its resources, the Commission’s Licensing team is making some changes to the way it operates.
 

Read more about changes to Licensing

Updated sanctions guidance

The Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation has published an updated version of its enforcement and monetary penalty guidance.
 

Read the updated sanctions guidance

HM Treasury money laundering consultation response and UK FATF report

HM Treasury have published their consultation response setting out amendments to the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 which casino operators must take note of. 

Additionally, the Financial Action Taskforce (FATF) has published a follow-up report on the UK’s compliance with FATF AML and CTF requirements. 

Read the Commission’s anti-money laundering webpage

Emerging money laundering and terrorist financing risks 

The Commission’s sixth emerging risks update (June 2022) highlights money laundering and terrorist financing risks associated with operators failing to comply with data protection requests from law enforcement, the addition of Gibraltar to the FATF’s ‘grey list’ and common operator failings. 
 

Read the Commission’s emerging risks page
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