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New anti-money laundering rules for B.C. casinos ‘common sense’

Monday, January 22, 2018 @ 9:04 AM | By Ian Burns

The B.C. government has unveiled provisions designed to counteract potential money laundering in the provincial gaming sector after a report identified a number of suspicious transactions at a casino in the province’s Lower Mainland.

In July 2016, accounting firm MNP LLP found approximately $13.5 million in $20 bills was accepted at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond, B.C., with concerns being raised the money came from organized crime. The government appointed former RCMP deputy commissioner Peter German in late September to conduct a review of...