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Tag Archives: AUSTRAC

Australia – AUSTRAC orders audit of Sportsbet’s and Bet365’s compliance with financial crime laws

AUSTRAC has ordered the appointment of external auditors under section 162 of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (AML/CTF Act) to assess compliance of two corporate bookmakers, Sportsbet and Hillside (Australia New Media) Pty Limited (Bet365). The appointed external auditor will be authorised by AUSTRAC to assess Sportsbet’s and Bet365’s compliance with the AML/CTF Act and Anti-Money…

Australia – Austrac launches money laundering investigation in Perth, Sydney and Adelaide

More controversy looks to be heading to the casino sector in Australia where the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (Austrac) has contacted three of the major operators over potential money laundering breaches. Austrac has contacted Crown Resorts, Star Entertainment Group and SkyCity Entertainment Group over breaches of Anti-Money Laundering laws at casinos in Perth,…

Australia – AUSTRAC says Australian casinos are ‘well-placed’ to oversee junkets

Nicole Rose, CEO of Australia’s financial fraud squad AUSTRAC has stated that the responsibility of governing junket operators should remain with individual casinos rather than being passed over to regulators. Media outlet News Corp reported her comments from a Senator hearing following the NSW Independent Liquor and Gaming Authority (ILGA) probe into Crown Resorts. She…

Australia – AUSTRAC takes Federal action against Tabcorp

AUSTRAC has filed papers in the Federal Court against three Tabcorp group companies for extensive, significant and systemic non-compliance with Australia’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing legislation. The application and statement of claim initiates civil penalty proceedings against Tab Limited, Tabcorp Holdings Limited and Tabcorp Wagering (Vic) Pty Limited. AUSTRAC CEO Mr Paul Jevtovic APM…