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Gambling

Pursuant to the First Schedule of The Financial Intelligence Anti Money Laundering Act 2002, the Gambling Regulatory Authority (GRA) is the AML/CFT regulator for the gambling sector, which comprises of any person licensed to operate a casino, a hotel casino, as a horse racing organiser, the Mauritius National Lottery, a limited payout machine, a sweepstake, as a local pool promoter, as the agent of a local pool promoter, a gaming house, a gaming machine, as a totalisator, as a bookmaker and interactive gambling under the Gambling Regulatory Authority Act. Operators in the gambling sector are required to comply with AML/CFT laws where;

  1. a person licensed, under the Gambling Regulatory Authority Act, to operate a casino, hotel casino, limited payout machine, sweepstake, gaming house, gaming machine, where any of his customers engages in, on any given date, a total cumulative financial transaction equal to or above 20,000 rupees or an equivalent amount in foreign currency;
  2. a totalisator, a bookmaker, a local pool promoter, the agent of a foreign pool promoter and pool collector, under the Gambling Regulatory Authority Act, where any of his customers engages in, on any given date, a total cumulative financial transaction equal to or above 20,000 rupees or an equivalent amount in foreign currency.

AML/CFT Resources for the Gambling sector