Gambling; implementation of money laundering supervision

Certain organizers and brokers of games of chance are obliged to comply with due diligence obligations and security measures for the purpose of preventing money laundering and are monitored by the supervisory authorities in their implementation.


Apart from the statutory exceptions under Section 2 (1) No. 15 a) to c) of the Act on the Tracing of Profits from Serious Crime (Money Laundering Act - GwG), organizers and brokers of games of chance are obligated parties under the Money Laundering Act.

Money laundering damages a company's reputation 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 to be taken if necessary and punish infringements with fines. The supervisory authorities have special rights of access and control for this purpose and the obligated parties are obliged to provide information.

Competent authority

As gambling supervisory authorities, the governments are also responsible for the supervision of gambling operators and intermediaries under money laundering law. The government in whose district the event or brokerage takes place is responsible.

The Joint Gambling Authority of the federal states (GGL) is responsible for the supervision of organizers and brokers of cross-border gambling offers, in particular on the Internet. The Bavarian State Ministry of the Interior, Sport and Integration is responsible for the supervision of Bavarian casinos.

Special notes

Announcements pursuant to Section 57 AMLA

Pursuant to Section 57 GwG, the supervisory authorities must publish final measures and incontestable decisions imposing fines that they have imposed due to a violation of the Money Laundering Act or the ordinances issued on its basis on their website or on a joint website after informing the addressee of the measure or decision imposing a fine.

The current announcements on final measures and incontestable decisions on fines can be found on the websites of the respective authorities or as a "regional supplement" via the "On site" input area.


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

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