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From 17-25 January 2023, UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has fined three gambling businesses for money laundering failures.
1. In Touch Games operating 11 websites including bonusboss.co.ukcashmo.co.uk will pay USD 7.54 million penalty after a Gambling Commission investigation revealed inadequate risk assessment of PEP linkages and high-risk jurisdictions for being a beneficiary for a life insurance policy.  
2.  TonyBet, an online gambling business, fined USD 0.55 million for failing to conduct adequate risk assessments of the business being used not having appropriate policies, procedures and controls to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing.
3. Vivaro Limited, trading as vbet faces USD 0.42 million regulatory action for failure in implementation of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) policies, procedures, and controls. Vivaro did not provide sufficient guidance within its policies or procedures as to how staff should verify Source of Funds (SOF). The Licensee did inappropriate risk assessments associated with crypto currency.