Cullen Comm Shocked By 20 Years of BC Crimes

Ben Hamill - February 26, 2020

When former Mountie Peter German first caused the money laundering confetti to rain down all over British Columbia some 3 years ago, it could be argued that even he would not have foreseen the exact nature and scope of the mess that would...Read More

Vancouver Model At Work In The US Too

Ben Hamill - February 20, 2020

There’s no place like home. Except maybe Vancouver. It’s just a pity that the cost of living in one of the greatest of Canadian cities, and certainly even in the world, has become so exorbitant that its now incredibly pricy to...Read More

Fintrac Warns Against Dirty Drafts

Ben Hamill - December 30, 2019

There’s a brand new money laundering monster rearing its ugly head in the provinces. Money laundering via direct electronic bank transfer. Fin-watchdog the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada...Read More

Ex-Casino Staff Embarrassed By Dirty Money

Ben Hamill - October 30, 2019

History is our most valuable teacher. And if any one lesson had to be singled out as being effective right down to its very core, then its that in order for any problem to be solved in a meaningful manner, then a commu...Read More

BCLC VP Robert Kroeker Steps Down

Ben Hamill - July 11, 2019

The first of the heads connected to British Columbia’s money laundering nightmare has started to roll, albeit this time round supposedly self-inflicted. The BCLC has announced that its Vice President of Corporate Compliance, Robert ...Read More

B.C. Announces Long-Awaited Public Inquiry

Ben Hamill - May 22, 2019

The sound of empty barrels tumbling down a rolling hill must have finally broken through the sound barrier and startled British Columbia’s local government into a seated position; the cascading barrels in this case obviously represe...Read More

BCLC Seeks Anti-Money Laundering Partner

Ben Hamill - May 19, 2019

B.C.’s British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC), by now no doubt completely overtaxed by the province’s money-laundering challenges, has taken up the challenge of assuming the responsibility of trying to find a practical so...Read More

Parq Vancouver At A Loss For Business

Ben Hamill - May 15, 2019

British Columbia’s money laundering problem is a monster with many arms. Local citizens want answers from government following former Mountie Peter German’s condemning reports, Attorney General David Eby very obviously cannot ...Read More

BCLC Approves of Casinos Anti-Money Laundering Efforts

Ben Hamill - April 30, 2019

Failed police investigations, allegations of negligence, accusations of enablement and the publication of condemning documentation; such is the nature of the sordid timeline that has spanned the past number of months in terms of British C...Read More

New BC’s Money Laundering Report Released

Ben Hamill - April 20, 2019

Former Mountie Peter German’s second report on the problem of money laundering in British Columbia isn’t exactly new news to some, and BC’s obvious inability to address the issue more effectively than what it has been do...Read More

More BC Money Laundering Issues Come To Light

Ben Hamill - April 17, 2019

Canada’s British Columbia remains caught in the money laundering crossfire; its raining hell and judgement and there’s no sign of any of it letting up any time soon. The recent part-release of Peter German’s 2ndRead More

Money Laundering Alive And Well In Richmond

Ben Hamill - April 10, 2019

A single rotten apple is all it takes to spoil a hundred more. There seems to be no end to British Columbia’s money laundering problems, despite law enforcement’s most valiant efforts aimed at eradicating the problem for good....Read More

BCLC’s Recent Past Tainted By Revelations

Ben Hamill - March 29, 2019

The British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) may have bitten off more than what it is able to chew, following a revelation of potentially incriminating information relating to money laundering. Every last conversation that had anything...Read More

Canada Suits Up For Money Laundering War

Ben Hamill - March 26, 2019

Canada is slowly closing the hand of justice tightly around the necks of criminals who view money laundering as the perfect tool to avoid prosecution for everything from dealing in illegal drugs to aiding and abetting terrorism. Federal g...Read More

eSports & Games Of Skill Yet To Pique Interest in Nevada

Ben Hamill - March 06, 2019

Casino news headlines have been abuzz with speculation about skill-based slot machines, their place in the market, and whether they will become prominent on casino floors, as well as in the online arena. According to the Nevada Gaming Con...Read More

Canada Fails to Put Launderer Behind Bars

Ben Hamill - February 14, 2019

According to a recent Global News investigation, Canadian provinces are largely failing to convict money launderers. Reportedly, nearly 75% of those accused of the practice end up walking free – a concerning statistic, considering t...Read More

Laundered Casino Money Flows Through Government Accounts

Ben Hamill - February 06, 2019

Canada’s money laundering saga is showing no signs of respite any time soon. Dating back as far as 2015, official investigations have found that a widespread network of illegal activities involving large and questionable financial t...Read More

Laundering Kingpins ‘Violated’ by Raids

Ben Hamill - February 01, 2019

The masterminds behind British Columbia’s spate of illicit businesses that managed to launder more than $220 million a year was targeted late last year by the province’s Civil Forfeiture Office (BCCFO). Now, Caixuan Qin and he...Read More

Bill Blair Pledges Support to AML Efforts

Ben Hamill - January 25, 2019

BC attorney general David Eby has expressed cautious optimism about improvements in cooperation with the local federal government on his province’s money laundering problem after a meeting held on Tuesday morning. Bill Blair, the m...Read More

New Money Laundering Report Puts Old Figures to Shame

Ben Hamill - January 23, 2019

Documents revealing that British Columbian money laundering is now valued at billions of dollars a year have shocked the Canadian province’s attorney general, David Eby. Now, it has been confirmed that these figures have also attrac...Read More

River Rock Staff Probed over Laundering

Ben Hamill - January 21, 2019

Although the RCMP’s huge e-Pirate money laundering investigation in British Columbia ended up falling flat, Ontario’s gambling regulator is continuing to delve into whether staff at Richmond’s River Rock Casino were conn...Read More

Gambling Ring Operator Gets 15 Months

Ben Hamill - January 11, 2019

Over in America, the US District Court in Portland, Maine has recently handed down a sentence to one unlucky criminal. The 62-year old man has been found guilty of running a multimillion-dollar illegal gambling ring, and has been imprison...Read More

Paysafe Group Announces Major Changes

Ben Hamill - January 10, 2019

Cross-continental online payments provider the Paysafe Group, owner of both Neteller as well as Skrill online payment wallets, has made an announcement that may cause an upset amongst some of the company’s users. The online provider...Read More

No Casino for Victoria, British Columbia

Ben Hamill - December 17, 2018

The mayor of Victoria, British Columbia is quickly changing her tune on the idea of a new downtown casino. Where she once may have been lukewarm on the idea, she is now firmly against the notion and its possible impacts on the region. Ma...Read More

Concerns Over Flopped BC Money-Laundering Probe

Ben Hamill - December 10, 2018

Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are taking the rap for having failed the fight against crime. In fact, the whole of British Colombia has been under intense scrutiny for some months now following a growing suspicion that autho...Read More

Major BC Money Laundering Case Falls Through

Ben Hamill - December 06, 2018

There appears to be a hole in British Colombia’s biggest ever casino money laundering case, and as a result, the prosecution process has fallen flat on its face. The arguments have been rendered strapped and all that remains is imme...Read More

UK Online Casinos Penalized for Negligence

Ben Hamill - December 04, 2018

The UK Gambling Commission’s continuous crackdown on gambling operators without ‘effective’ player protection standards has led to fines of nearly £14 million ($17 million) in total for three British online casino ...Read More

Parq Vancouver Reveals Huge Financial Loss

Ben Hamill - November 27, 2018

The Canadian casino that last month has just revealed that so far this year, they have lost many millions of dollars in profits. Parq Vancouver is a luxury hotel and gambling establishment which has long aspired to be a ‘new intern...Read More

BC’s Gambling Crackdown Hits a New Phase

Ben Hamill - November 22, 2018

The after-effects of a that has dragged on for over three years have hit casinos across Canada, and in the province of British Columbia, especially hard. The saga has left both local gaming operators and regulators with egg on their fac...Read More

David Eby Speaks Out About BC Casino Laws

Ben Hamill - November 13, 2018

If you’re au fait with the Canadian casino scene, you’ve undoubtedly read news headlines about the stir local rapper of racial profiling. Naturally, the musician’s fans were less than happy about the situation, taking t...Read More

Drake Accuses Casino of Racial Profiling

Ben Hamill - November 09, 2018

The Parq Vancouver has issued a formal apology and stated that it is strongly against racism after some heated accusations from Canadian rapper Drake. Just a few days ago, the musician used his official Instagram account to call the casi...Read More

BCLC Enlists Third Party Auditor

Ben Hamill - October 31, 2018

In the latest Canadian land-based casino news, the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) has recently revealed that it has enlisted the services of a third-party auditor. The move comes as part of the company’s bid to ensure t...Read More

BC Money Laundering Scheme Dubbed ‘Vancouver Model’

Ben Hamill - October 18, 2018

An extensive scheme has been using British Columbia’s land-based casinos to launder money for the past 10 years. Now the province’s , is taking steps to curb the operations, which have been dubbed the ‘Vancouver Model&rs...Read More

Kroeker Resigns Amid Regulatory Pressure

Ben Hamill - October 11, 2018

Robert Kroeker, the gambling industry veteran who has long been the chair of the Justice Institute of British Columbia’s Board of Governors, has now opted to resign from his current role. Kroeker...Read More

Ontario Bingo Hall Regulator to Monitor Cannabis Stores

Ben Hamill - October 10, 2018

Since 1998, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has kept a watchful eye over the Canadian province’s and bars. However, as of this month, it also has an additional market to oversee: the soon to be legalized marijua...Read More

River Rock Staff Arrested In Gambling Raid

Ben Hamill - October 06, 2018

Two River Rock Casino employees found out the hard way that illegal gambling does not pay. The women, both registered gaming workers, were among the 11 arrested in a raid on an illegal gaming den in Richmond. The pair was later released....Read More

Sen. Campbell Dodges Money Laundering Questions

Ben Hamill - September 21, 2018

has recently been dubbed the ‘epicenter’ of money laundering by global organised crime groups. However, throughout its troubled years, Senator Larry Campbell has earned over $800,000 in compensation, not to m...Read More

GCGC Accused of Shredding Financial Records

Ben Hamill - September 05, 2018

The Western Canadian operator of River Rock Casino Resort was given a warning in 2017 that some of the establishment’s staff members may have violated federal financial reporting laws by allegedly shredding paper records detailing h...Read More

Exec in Hot Water Over BC Casino Probe

Ben Hamill - August 22, 2018