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.
Money laundering is the process by which illegally obtained assets are smuggled into the legal economic cycle and removed from the reach of 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 includes, with some legal exceptions, organizers and brokers of games of chance.
If you have information about possible or actual violations of the Money Laundering Act (such as: a company does not identify its contractual partners), you can report this as a personalized or anonymous tip to the responsible supervisory authority.
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 intelligence for regulators about gambling operators and intermediaries. Such tips may include confidential information that whistleblowers learn from their employment or other contractual or confidential relationships and that they bring to the attention of the competent supervisory authority.
The relevant supervisory authority will investigate each tip and determine whether there has been a breach of regulatory requirements. The supervisory authorities protect your identity by offering you the opportunity to submit your information anonymously via an electronic whistleblowing system.
The district government responsible for the place where public gambling is organized or brokered is responsible for receiving tips concerning organizers and brokers of games of chance.
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 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).
- 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.
For reports on violations by the Bavarian casinos: see separate page 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.
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Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium des Innern, für Sport und Integration
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