Organizers and brokers of games of chance are - apart from the statutory exceptions under Section 2 (1) No. 15 a) to c) of the German Act on the Tracing of Profits from Serious Crimes (Money Laundering Act - GwG) - obligated parties under the Money Laundering Act.
Money laundering damages the reputation of a company and can also cause considerable economic damage. The Money Laundering Act therefore requires, among other things, organizers and brokers of games of chance to comply with organizational and customer-related due diligence obligations so that they cannot be misused by criminals to launder money.
The Money Laundering Act stipulates that the supervisory authorities monitor compliance with money laundering obligations, order measures where necessary and impose fines for violations. For this purpose, the supervisory authorities have special rights of access and control, and the obligated parties are obliged to provide information.
As gambling supervisory authorities, the governments are also responsible for the supervision of organizers and brokers of games of chance under money laundering law. The government in whose district the event or brokerage takes place is responsible.
The Joint Gaming Authority of the Federal States (GGL) is responsible for the supervision of organizers and brokers of cross-state gaming offerings, especially on the Internet. The Bavarian State Ministry of the Interior, Sports and Integration is responsible for supervising Bavarian casinos.