Elevating the operational excellence of the Curaçao gaming industry in all relevant aspects is only possible if the actors are in a constant process of acquiring and sharing knowledge.
To that regard the GCB strives to regularly organize or host relevant international and local conferences and workshops, with topics varying from AML/CFT to gaming regulation and responsible gaming.
Please click here to explore past and upcoming events.
The Curaçao Gaming Control Board (GCB) is tasked with the supervision on compliance of the local casino industry with (international) standards for anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT). As of February 2019 this responsibility covers the whole Curaçao gaming industry.
The GCB actively participates in the National Committee on Money Laundering (Commissie Inzake het Witwassen van Geld, CIWG) and in the Commission in respect of the duty to report unusual transactions (Commissie Inzake Meldingen van Ongebruikelijke Transacties, CIMOT).
In addition, the GCB is part of the regular periodic AML/CFT Supervisors meetings, together with FIU Curaçao and the Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten.
For fit-and-proper testing of relevant legal and natural persons, the GCB has a close working relationship with a.o. Interpol, the Public Prosecutors Office (OM) and the Curaçao Police Corps (KPC).
The GCB actively participates in the ongoing National Risk Assessment (NRA) that will determine the AML/CFT-risk profile of Curaçao. It will also include prioritization of the necessary steps that should be taken to mitigate or minimize these risks prior to the 4th Mutual Evaluation of Curaçao by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) in the 4th quarter of 2022.
The developments and innovations in the gaming industry are ever evolving at a mind boggling pace, making gaming regulation a complex endeavor that requires specialized knowledge that needs to be kept up to date. Relevant memberships are therefore indispensable for a gaming regulator. These memberships give access to sources of knowledge and networking and have as an added value that, in many cases, we do not have to reinvent the wheel.
The Curaçao Gaming Control Board (GCB) is a member of among others:
• the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR),
• the North American Gaming Regulators Association (NAGRA),
• the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG),
• the European Association for the Study of Gambling (EASG), and
• the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS).
Through our team members, the GCB also has access to knowledge, continuing education and resources made available by, among others, the following organizations:
• the Association of International Certified Public Accountants (AICPA),
• the Royal Netherlands Institute of Chartered Accountants (NBA),
• the International Masters of Gaming Law (IMGL),
• the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), and
• the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA).