Gambling; implementation of money laundering supervision

As gambling supervisory authorities, the governments are also the competent supervisory authorities for organisers and brokers of games of chance under the Money Laundering Act. The government in whose district the event or brokerage takes place is responsible.

Description

Organisers and brokers of games of chance are - apart from the legal exceptions according to § 2 para. 1 no. 15 a) to d) Money Laundering Act (GwG) - obligated parties according to 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 organisers and brokers of games of chance, among others, to comply with organisational and customer-related duties of care so that they cannot be misused by criminals to launder money.

The Money Laundering Act provides for the supervisory authorities to monitor compliance with the obligations under money laundering law, to order measures if necessary and to 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.

Competent Authority

As gambling supervisory authorities, the governments are also the competent supervisory authorities for organisers and brokers of games of chance in accordance with the Act on the Tracing of Profits from Serious Crimes (Money Laundering Act - GwG). The government in whose district the event or brokerage takes place is responsible.

Special notes

Announcements pursuant to Section 57 of the German Act on the Tracing of Profits from Serious Crimes (Money Laundering Act - GwG)

Pursuant to Section 57 of the Money Laundering Act, the supervisory authorities must publish final measures and unappealable decisions imposing fines which they have imposed for a breach of the Money Laundering Act or the statutory instruments issued on the basis thereof on their website or on a joint website after informing the addressee of the measure or decision imposing a fine.

The current announcements of the governments on final measures and unappealable fine decisions can be found below as "Regional Supplement". If necessary, please select a location under "On site" and the announcement of the competent government will be displayed.

Status: 09.06.2021

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

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  • Online transactions, Bavaria-wide
  • Online transactions, locally limited
  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide
  • Legal bases, Bavaria-wide
  • Legal bases, locally limited
  • Fees, Bavaria-wide
  • Fees, locally limited
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