As the Province of Manitoba’s legal authority to conduct and manage casino and gaming activity, and the designated reporting entity to the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC) for casinos, online gaming, and designated VLT sites, Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries takes its role in the detection, identification and reporting of potentially suspicious financial transactions very seriously.
Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries’ Anti-Money Laundering (AML) program is led by the Corporate Security team. To support the program and FINTRAC reporting obligations, the program has a designated Chief AML Compliance Officer and maintains specific internal polices and procedures, risk registers and AML Compliance training for management and staff working at the casinos as well as other employees who support the program. The AML program undergoes routine internal audits and is periodically audited by FINTRAC.
In Canada, casinos must fulfill specific obligations to help combat money laundering and terrorist activity financing within the country. To this end, Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries ensures all requirements of the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA) are followed, including the establishment and maintenance of a compliance regime.
Please see the following Q&A regarding the AML program at Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries.
Note: To ensure compliance with these federal regulations, staff may ask a player for identification at lower dollar thresholds.
Note: If there is more than one person associated to the reportable transaction, that person must also be completely identified and provide their occupation information as well.
Note: There may be additional options to identify a person on a reportable transaction. This decision will be made by casino management on a case-by-case basis.
Important: There may be a slight difference in the types of identification that is used to enter a casino vs. the type of identification that is required by FINTRAC.
The most notable regulatory differences on PlayNow.com include identification requirements when a person creates an online account, or when a person conducts a FINTRAC reportable transaction.
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