Whistleblower reporting; transmission of a notice in case of violations by organizers and brokers of games of chance

If you have information about a violation of the Money Laundering Act by organizers and brokers of games of chance, you can report this to the relevant district government.

Description

Prerequisites

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").

Procedure

You can report your information on 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).

Written process:

  • 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.
  • Submit the report to the competent supervisory authority (for the administrative districts of Lower, Middle and Upper Franconia, Upper Palatinate and Swabia, the Government of Middle Franconia is responsible, and for the administrative districts of Upper and Lower Bavaria, the Government of Lower Bavaria). The responsible supervisory authority is displayed in the BayernPortal after entering the location under "Responsible for you".
    The report can be submitted by mail, by e-mail (via an e-mail address set up at short notice with subsequent deletion) or via a lawyer.
    After receipt, the responsible supervisory authority checks 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.

Special notes

For reports on violations by the Bavarian casinos: see separate page under "Related topics".

Deadlines

There is no deadline.

Processing time

The processing time is not relevant for the person giving the hint, because no results are communicated.

Fees

  • There are no costs involved.

Remedy

none

Links to more information

Status:17.03.2023

Responsible for editing:Bayerisches Staatsministerium des Innern, für Sport und Integration

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