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.
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.