Spillemyndigheden to update Anti-Money Laundering Guidance

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Spillemyndigheden to update Anti-Money Laundering Guidance

The Danish Gambling Authority has released an updated version of its Guidance on the Prevention of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (Anti-Money Laundering Guidance).

This guidance is intended for gambling operators, their employees, and other relevant stakeholders. It serves as a supplement to the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority’s Guidance on the Act on Preventive Measures against Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism.

Prior to publication, the guidance was circulated for consultation among various external stakeholders.

The updated Anti-Money Laundering Guidance includes linguistic adjustments and significant changes, particularly in section 3 on risk assessment, section 4 on policies, procedures, and controls, and section 6 on customer due diligence procedures. More examples have been added to better illustrate the rules.

A version history is included in the updated guidance, allowing readers to familiarize themselves with the changes in specific sections.

Following the consultation, the Danish Gambling Authority has also prepared new guidance on AML Inspections. This new guidance consolidates information that previously appeared in the Anti-Money Laundering Guidance. It covers the Danish Gambling Authority’s inspection process, including potential reactions and confidentiality measures. With this new guidance, the Authority’s tasks have been clearly separated from the obligations gambling operators must fulfill under the Anti-Money Laundering Act.

The Anti-Money Laundering Guidance will be continuously updated in line with changes to the Anti-Money Laundering Act, the publication of new national risk assessments, and any new or altered practices.

Each update will be announced on the website, with the version number on the front page of the guidance being updated to reflect new releases.

The Anti-Money Laundering Guidance and the Guidance on the Danish Gambling Authority’s AML Inspections can be accessed via the menu “Businesses and Associations,” “Prevention of Money Laundering,” and “Guidances.”