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Expert on money laundering appointed to review practices in BC casinos

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VICTORIA (NEWS 1130) – An independent expert has been appointed by the B.C. government to conduct a review of the province’s policies and practices to prevent money laundering in the gambling industry.

Attorney General David Eby says the review will focus on gaming in the Lower Mainland to ensure casinos are following policies already in effect.

Eby says concerns about money laundering have been growing for years and the review is aimed at dealing with them.

Peter German, a former deputy commissioner of the RCMP and Correctional Service Canada, will conduct the review.

German’s report is due by March 2018 but Eby says German has been asked to make recommendations to the government as he develops them, rather than waiting for the final report.

The attorney general says the review has the full support of casinos, the B.C. Lottery Corp. and the government’s gaming policy and enforcement branch.