The infrastructure for anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) on Curaçao finds its legal basis in the National Ordinance on identification when rendering services (LID) and the National Ordinance on the reporting of unusual transactions (LMOT). These ordinances determine that all service providers offering the opportunity to participate in games of hazard in general, casinos, lotteries, and offshore games of hazard fall within the regulatory scope.
On February 15, 2019, the Curaçao Gaming Control Board (GCB) was officially appointed AML/CFT supervisor for all gambling in and from Curaçao. Prior to that, the GCB’s AML/CFT supervisory responsibilities were limited to the landbased casino sector.
Legislation and Regulation
The gaming industry operating in and from Curaçao is held to compliance with the National Ordinance on identification when rendering services (Landsverordening identificatie bij dienstverlening (LID), PB 2017, no. 92), and the National Ordinance on the reporting of unusual transactions (Landsverordening melding ongebruikelijke transacties (LMOT), PB 2017, no. 99).
With the publication of the National Decree supervisor identification when rendering services gaming sector (Landsbesluit toezichthouder identificatie bij dienstverlening kansspelsector, LB van 28 januari 2019, no. 19/0282) and the National Decree supervisor unusual transactions gaming sector (Landsbesluit toezichthouder ongebruikelijke transacties kansspelsector, LB van 28 januari 2019, no. 19/0283), the Curaçao Gaming Control Board (GCB) is tasked with the AML/CFT supervision of the gaming sector operating in and from Curaçao.
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