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Gaming Authority sets up Anti-Money Laundering Supervisory Unit




Further to the transposition of the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive into Maltese Law, the wide ranging consultations carried out between the FIAU and the MGA including the publication of the AML/CFT supervisory mechanisms carried out last year, the MGA would like to inform all its licensees and subject persons that a new Anti-Money Laundering Unit has now been set up within the authority's operational and regulatory structures.
This new unit, which is now fully operational, will be conducting AML/CFT supervisory assessments through on-site and off-site inspections and will report any findings to the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU). The team of AML officers within this unit have been given extensive training by local and international experts in AML/ CFT activities in order to make sure that the new team has the necessary capability, skill and capacity to conduct effective off-site and on-site assessments for all licensees both land based and remote. With the transposition of the 4th AML Directive into Maltese Law, some on-site examinations shall be carried out jointly with the FIAU.
Furthermore, the authority has drawn up an AML/CFT supervisory plan for 2018...

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