The Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive has been published on the Official Journal of the European Union. The Directive (EU) 2015/849 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 May 2015 focuses on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing, amending Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council, and repealing Directive 2005/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directive 2006/70/EC.

Through the Directive, all providers of gambling services shall be subject to anti-money laundering obligations for the first time, subject to limitations and conditions which may be laid out. The Directive must be transposed into national laws by 26th June 2017. The MGA will be following the implementation of the directive from the gaming perspective and will also be working in conjunction with the FIAU on the issue of the necessary implementing procedures.

Click on the following link to access the Directive.