FinCEN - Financial Crimes Enforcement Network

10/19/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/19/2021 13:51

Exceptive Relief for Casinos from Certain Customer Identity Verification Requirements

Immediate Release
October 19, 2021

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) grants limited exceptive relief under the authority set forth in 31 U.S.C. § 5318(a)(7) and 31 CFR § 1010.970(a) to casinos1 from certain customer identity verification requirements in the context of online gaming. Specifically, under the terms of this relief, a casino may utilize suitable non-documentary methods to verify the identity of online customers. The suitability or non-suitability of any particular method should be evaluated based on risk.