Persons directing Private Members' Clubs (PMCs) where gambling activities are carried on are described as ‘designated persons’ under the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Act 2010. Under the Act a PMC is referred to as a ‘designated person’ must guard against their business being used for money laundering or terrorist financing purposes. PMCs must apply to the Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Unit to register for money laundering compliance purposes and persons that hold a directional function and the beneficial owners of such clubs are required to apply to An Garda Síochána or the Minister for Justice for a certificate of fitness.

What you need to do:

Where possible, verification of a customer’s identity should take place when the person is a new member.

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