Anti Money Laundering Exam Quiz

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Money laundering enables the rich to grow even richer. Find out how much you know about this sensitive topic by taking this anti-money laundering exam! Quiz yourself on money laundering and the myriad ways it can possibly take place just by simply answering these questions given below. Who knows, you might even learn something new! Don't forget to share this quiz with all your friends so they can stay aware of anti-money laundering practices as well! Let us begin.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Disclosing that an investigation is being contemplated on  the customer’s account is considered as:

    • A.

      Layering

    • B.

      Suspicious transaction reporting

    • C.

      Failure to disclose

    • D.

      Tipping off

    • E.

      Integration

    Correct Answer
    D. Tipping off
    Explanation
    Tipping off refers to the act of disclosing to a customer or any other party that an investigation is being contemplated on their account. This is considered inappropriate and unethical as it can compromise the integrity of the investigation and potentially allow the customer to take actions to evade detection or hide evidence. Tipping off is therefore prohibited in order to maintain the effectiveness of investigations and prevent potential criminal activities from going undetected.

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  • 2. 

    How long should we retain player records (Documents/Photo Identification cards)? 

    • A.

      2 years from the end of relationship with player

    • B.

      6 years from the end of relationship with player

    • C.

      We can delete upon customer request provided that the account is deactivated

    • D.

      We cannot remove player records at all. These are retained as paper trail

    Correct Answer
    B. 6 years from the end of relationship with player
    Explanation
    Player records should be retained for 6 years from the end of the relationship with the player. This is likely to ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, as well as to maintain a record of the player's activities and interactions with the organization. Retaining player records for this period allows for any potential disputes or investigations to be properly addressed and for the organization to have a historical record of the player's engagement.

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  • 3. 

    Criminals almost always launder money solely through banks and other financial institutions. Therefore anti-money laundering compliance is not a serious issue for other types of businesses

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because criminals do not solely launder money through banks and financial institutions. Money laundering can occur in various ways and through different types of businesses, such as casinos, real estate, and shell companies. Therefore, anti-money laundering compliance is a serious issue for all businesses, regardless of their industry or sector.

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  • 4. 

    Is it imperative to comply with AML requirements despite the common knowledge that it is relatively hard to launder money via online gaming sites

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    It is imperative to comply with AML (Anti-Money Laundering) requirements regardless of the common knowledge that it is relatively hard to launder money via online gaming sites. While it may be more challenging to launder money through online gaming sites compared to other methods, it is still possible. AML requirements are in place to prevent any potential misuse of the platform for illicit activities, including money laundering. Therefore, it is crucial to comply with these requirements to ensure the integrity and security of online gaming sites.

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  • 5. 

    Probationary employees have no liability and are exempted from receiving monetary penalties/ 2 year imprisonment for Tipping off offenses.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Probationary employees are not exempted from receiving monetary penalties or imprisonment for Tipping off offenses. They are expected to adhere to the same rules and regulations as regular employees, and are liable for any offenses committed during their probationary period. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 6. 

    Launderers are most vulnerable to being caught during the Integration stage – where money is returned to the criminal from what seem to be legitimate source.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given answer is that launderers are actually most vulnerable to being caught during the Placement stage, not the Integration stage. During the Placement stage, the launderer introduces the illicit funds into the financial system, which can raise suspicions and attract attention from authorities. The Integration stage involves returning the money to the criminal from seemingly legitimate sources, which is a more sophisticated process and can be harder to detect. Therefore, the statement that launderers are most vulnerable during the Integration stage is false.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following statements is considered tipping off?

    • A.

      Your account has been selected for a random spot check

    • B.

      We are currently reviewing your documents and will revert to you as soon as we can.

    • C.

      In accordance with our money laundering procedures your account has been locked to maintain the integrity of our fraud detection system

    • D.

      Your query is being considered by management and we will revert back to you shortly

    Correct Answer
    C. In accordance with our money laundering procedures your account has been locked to maintain the integrity of our fraud detection system
    Explanation
    The statement "In accordance with our money laundering procedures your account has been locked to maintain the integrity of our fraud detection system" is considered tipping off because it reveals that the account has been locked due to money laundering procedures, which could potentially alert the account holder that they are under suspicion for illegal activities. Tipping off is the act of disclosing information that could compromise an ongoing investigation or alert someone to the fact that they are being investigated for illegal activities.

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  • 8. 

    Reported suspicions must be go through the Team Manager prior to escalating it directly to the MLRO

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The correct answer is False. This means that reported suspicions do not have to go through the Team Manager before being escalated directly to the MLRO. There may be other channels or protocols in place for reporting suspicions, and it is not always necessary to involve the Team Manager before escalating the issue to the MLRO.

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  • 9. 

    Select 3 possible indicators to look for in Money Laundering.

    • A.

      Unusual volume of payment destinations, often with the same provider

    • B.

      Player wagers on both casino and sportsbook

    • C.

      Numerous withdrawals, just under the qualifying threshold

    • D.

      Player uses an E-wallet

    • E.

      Multiple and frequent deposits followed by multiple and frequent withdrawals, either shortly afterwards or overlapping further deposits

    • F.

      All of the above

    • G.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Unusual volume of payment destinations, often with the same provider
    C. Numerous withdrawals, just under the qualifying threshold
    E. Multiple and frequent deposits followed by multiple and frequent withdrawals, either shortly afterwards or overlapping further deposits
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a combination of three indicators: unusual volume of payment destinations, often with the same provider; numerous withdrawals, just under the qualifying threshold; and multiple and frequent deposits followed by multiple and frequent withdrawals, either shortly afterwards or overlapping further deposits. These indicators suggest potential money laundering activities as they involve suspicious patterns of financial transactions that aim to obscure the true source or destination of funds.

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  • 10. 

    Select the potential risks to the company if we fail to implement counteractive measures in preventing AML

    • A.

      Loss of revenue

    • B.

      Attract the wrong kind of business

    • C.

      Removal of license to operate

    • D.

      Directors may be fined

    • E.

      All of the above

    • F.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    E. All of the above
    Explanation
    If the company fails to implement counteractive measures in preventing anti-money laundering (AML), there are several potential risks that could occur. Firstly, there could be a loss of revenue due to legal penalties or fines imposed as a result of non-compliance with AML regulations. Secondly, the company may attract the wrong kind of business, such as money launderers or other criminal organizations, which could harm its reputation and future prospects. Thirdly, there is a risk of having the license to operate revoked by regulatory authorities if the company is found to be non-compliant with AML requirements. Lastly, the directors of the company may face fines or other legal consequences for their failure to prevent AML. Therefore, all of the mentioned risks are potential consequences of not implementing counteractive measures against AML.

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  • 11. 

    What is the laundering stage that separates the illicit money from its source, obscures the audit trail and severs links with the original crime to make it appear like a normal financial transaction called?

    • A.

      Entering in the system

    • B.

      Legitimising

    • C.

      Layering

    • D.

      Placement

    • E.

      Integration

    Correct Answer
    C. Layering
    Explanation
    Layering is the laundering stage that separates the illicit money from its source, obscures the audit trail, and severs links with the original crime to make it appear like a normal financial transaction. This stage involves complex transactions and multiple layers of transfers, making it difficult for authorities to trace the origin of the funds. The purpose of layering is to create confusion and complexity, making it harder for law enforcement agencies to detect and prove the illegal source of the money.

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  • 12. 

    Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) are identified as higher risk customers. Because they are in a position of influence, there is a strong probability of abuse of authority.  For this reason, we don’t allow them to play in our sites.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) are individuals who hold prominent public positions or have close associations with those in power. They are considered higher risk customers due to their potential to abuse their authority for personal gain. However, the given statement is false. It states that PEPs are not allowed to play on the sites, which is incorrect. The statement should have stated that PEPs are subject to enhanced due diligence measures and may face additional scrutiny, but they are not outright prohibited from playing on the sites.

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  • 13. 

    What is the legal threshold transaction amount for a qualifying payment 

    • A.

      EUR 3,000

    • B.

      GBP 2,000

    • C.

      CAD 3,000

    • D.

      USD 2,000

    Correct Answer
    A. EUR 3,000
    Explanation
    The legal threshold transaction amount for a qualifying payment is EUR 3,000. This means that any payment equal to or above this amount is considered a qualifying payment and may be subject to specific legal regulations or reporting requirements.

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  • 14. 

    Which are the 3 stages of money laundering 

    • A.

      Hedging

    • B.

      Placement

    • C.

      Identity fraud

    • D.

      Integration

    • E.

      Whitening

    • F.

      Layering

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Placement
    D. Integration
    F. Layering
    Explanation
    The three stages of money laundering are placement, layering, and integration. Placement refers to the process of introducing illegal funds into the financial system, often through small transactions or deposits. Layering involves the complex movement of funds through various transactions and accounts to obscure their origin and make it difficult to trace. Integration is the final stage where the laundered funds are reintroduced into the legitimate economy, appearing as clean and legitimate assets. Therefore, the correct answer is placement, integration, and layering.

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  • 15. 

    Who are the two Money Laundering Reporting Officers

    • A.

      Chris Kirkham

    • B.

      Steve Templeman

    • C.

      Lisa Karran

    • D.

      H Dewar

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Chris Kirkham
    C. Lisa Karran
    Explanation
    Chris Kirkham and Lisa Karran are the two Money Laundering Reporting Officers.

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