Government promises more crackdowns on money laundering

By The Canadian Press
December 6, 2017 - 6:34am

VICTORIA —   B-C is cracking down on money laundering in casinos, promising tighter checks on gamblers with deep pockets and more inspectors at some gaming facilities.

     The new measures stem from an independent probe into troubling cash activities at B-C casinos, including one report that the River Rock Casino in Richmond accepted more than 13-million dollars in 20-dollar bills over a single month in 2015.

     Peter German, a former R-C-M-P deputy commissioner and money laundering expert, is in charge of the investigation.

     Attorney General David Eby says gambling sites must now be able to identify customers playing with more than 10-thousand dollars and have customers provide the source of the money. (The Canadian Press)

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