Tuesday, April 8, 2014

It's Not Their Job

From the LVRJ: Word that the U.S. Treasury Department may soon require the casino industry to report the source of gambling funds used by their big spending high-rollers sent a few shock waves through corporate offices.
It wasn’t so much a rumble as it was a magnitude 7.0 earthquake.
The move is part of a stepped-up effort by the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) to crack down on money laundering. Last September, FinCEN Director Jennifer Shasky Calvery told an audience at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas that casinos could be subjected to the same requirements as banks and other businesses.
“Every financial institution, casinos included, should be concerned about its reputation,” she said during a speech at the Sands Expo and Convention Center. “Integrity goes a long way.”
A former gaming regulator said FinCEN hinted in the past that it could force casinos to comply with Title 31 of the Bank Secrecy Act. This is the loudest, however, the discussion has gotten.
Reuters reported last month that FinCEN will soon announce a requirement that casinos investigate the source of a player’s bankroll under Title 31 of the Treasury Department’s Bank Secrecy Act.
Casino operators have long contended gamblers will stay away from the tables rather than be subjected to what they believe to be an intrusion on their privacy. High-end baccarat play kept the Strip afloat during the recession, so any disruption in this business frightens gaming executives.   http://www.reviewjournal.com/columns-blogs/inside-gaming/casinos-shudder-over-possible-federal-requirement-divulge-source-high
It's not the job of the casino's to find out where a gambler's money comes from.
Just like it's not car dealship to find out where the money comes from when someone buys a car.
Or the restaurant when some buys a very expensive meal.
Or  jeweler when someone buys some expensive bling.
This is just laziness on the part of the Fed's, but then, with a lazy president, attorney general and other lazy ass government workers, what do you expect?

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