Whistleblower reporting; transmission of a notice of violations in casinos
If you have information about a violation of the Money Laundering Act in a casino, you can report this to the Bavarian State Ministry of the Interior, Sports and Integration.
Money laundering is the process by which illegally obtained assets are smuggled into the legal economic cycle and removed from the reach of the law enforcement authorities.
For this reason, the Money Laundering Act imposes specific obligations on representatives of certain professional groups, which are intended to help prevent money laundering or the misuse of reputable companies for money laundering purposes. This also includes the Bavarian casinos.
If you have information on possible or actual violations of the Money Laundering Act (such as: a company does not identify its contractual partners), you can report this to the responsible supervisory authority as a personalized or anonymous tip-off.
Whistleblowers can make valuable contributions to uncovering the misconduct of individuals or entire companies and to containing or correcting the negative consequences of this misconduct.
Whistleblowers represent an important source of knowledge for the supervisory authority over Bavarian casinos. Such tips may include confidential information that whistleblowers learn from their employment relationships or from other contractual or trust relationships and that they bring to the attention of the responsible supervisory authority.
The relevant supervisory authority will investigate each tip and determine whether there has been a breach of regulatory requirements. The supervisory authority protects your identity by offering you the opportunity to submit your information anonymously via an electronic whistleblowing system.
The Bavarian State Ministry of the Interior, Sports and Integration is responsible for receiving tips.
Information on violations within the scope of money laundering supervision can be reported to the competent supervisory authority on a personalized or anonymous basis, irrespective of a threshold value.
It should be noted, however, that reporting via the anonymous whistleblower system is not the same as reporting a reportable suspicious case to the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) located at Customs. If a suspicious case exists, it must generally be reported to the FIU via the "goAML" portal (see under "Related Topics").
You can report your suspicions of violations of the Money Laundering Act to the above-mentioned responsible office(s) via the electronic whistleblower system online or in writing (while maintaining anonymity).
- You prepare a written report of the potential or actual violation of the Money Laundering Act. If available, attach evidence.
- Important: You may submit your report anonymously in any case.
- The report can be submitted by mail, by e-mail (via an e-mail address set up at short notice with immediate deletion) or via a lawyer. Upon receipt, the responsible supervisory authority will examine the reported information.
- If contact data is available from you and the responsible supervisory authority has queries, a consultation regarding your report can take place.
- In the case of an anonymous report, further processing will take place without contact.
- If the information indicates a suspected crime, it will be forwarded to the locally responsible public prosecutor's office or police station and followed up there.
For reports of violations by other organizers or brokers of games of chance that do not involve the Bavarian casinos: see under "Related topics".
There is no deadline.
The processing time is not relevant for the person giving the hint, because no results are communicated.
- There are no costs involved.
Links to more information
Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium des Innern, für Sport und Integration
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