Suspicious gaming related transactions up 34.2 pct in 2017

    The number of suspicious transactions reports related to gaming increased by 34.2 percent year-on-year in 2017, according to data from the Financial Intelligence Office.

    Total reports from the gaming sector reached 2,074, accounting for approximately 67.2 percent of the total, which compares to only 1,546 reports made in 2016.

    The Office however said that the increase was attributed increased awareness of money-laundering and terrorism finance, due to outreach programs conducted by the GIF.