BGLC is designated competent authority for the gambling industry under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA).
All licensees of the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (Commission) have a responsibility to ensure their businesses are not used by criminal elements to launder the proceeds of crime finance terrorism and finance proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
Gaming lounge operators (operating twenty (20) or more machines in accordance with Section 43 of the BGLA) have additional and specific responsibilities under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) and the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering Prevention) Regulations, Terrorism Prevention Act (TPA) and the Terrorism Prevention (Reporting Entity) Regulations and the United Nation Security Council Implementation Act (UNSCRIA)
BGLC is the designated the Competent Authority under POCA. As the Competent Authority, the Commission supervises gaming lounge operators to ensure the detection and prevention of money laundering, terrorism financing and proliferation financing (ML/TF/PF). The Commission practices risk-based supervision for gaming lounges.
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