Tuesday 8th June 2021
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SkyCity Entertainment Group Limited (SkyCity) has been informed by AUSTRAC’s Regulatory Operations Team that it has identified potential serious non-compliance by SkyCity Adelaide Pty Limited (SkyCity Adelaide) with the Australian Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 and Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Rules Instrument 2007.
The potential serious non-compliance includes concerns relating to ongoing customer due diligence, adopting and maintaining an AML/CTF Program and compliance with Part A of an AML/CTF Program. These concerns have been identified in the course of a compliance assessment which AUSTRAC commenced in September 2019 focusing on SkyCity Adelaide’s management of customers identified as high risk and politically exposed persons over the periods from 1 July 2015 - 30 June 2016 and 1 July 2018 - 30 June 2019. The matter has been referred to AUSTRAC’s Enforcement Team, which has initiated a formal enforcement investigation into the compliance of SkyCity Adelaide.
AUSTRAC has made clear that it has not made a decision regarding the appropriate regulatory response that it may apply to SkyCity Adelaide, including whether or not enforcement action will be taken. AUSTRAC has indicated that it will request information from SkyCity as part of its investigation. SkyCity will fully co-operate with AUSTRAC in relation to those inquiries and with the investigation of SkyCity Adelaide.
SkyCity takes its anti-money laundering responsibilities and obligations very seriously. SkyCity has processes and practices in place in its business to detect and prevent money laundering and continually reviews these to ensure it meets all anti-money laundering requirements.
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