UN requires ban on anonymous payments

UN requires ban on anonymous payments

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UN requires ban on anonymous payments

The United Nations has carried out a Global Report on corruption in sport which aims to receive support in amplifying disclosure and revealing illegitimate wagering.

The report suggests setting up state platforms and contact places for global collaboration with sports managing bodies and top shareholders as licensed wagering services and law compulsion organizations.

UN requires ban on anonymous payments
United Nations, Geneva office

The document orders the state to ensure that the state constitution has laws criminalizing illegitimate wagering and that wagering operators are obliged to report in case of any suspicion. 

The report also offers to start a collaboration with internet providers to detect and block websites that act illegally. It also suggests regulators to address money laundering cases. The regulators should create anti-money-laundering systems, as well as to ban the utilization of unnamed payment. They should register the customer and wagering data and report breaches and suspicious deals to the financial breach agencies. 

According to the report, law improvements force licensed operators to publish stockholders’ lists for clear identification of the users.

As claimed by the report, illegal wagering is a serious menace. It is believed to be a major problem as it promotes not only sport corruption, but also money-laundering.

The document also quoted from the survey of 2020 carried out by AGA which stated that 52 percent of wagers utilized illegal websites and 82% of them did not know they were wagering on illegal websites.

Based on the report, illegal wagering mainly occurs in states that are classified as black or gray markets and has increased its number after the increment of internet usage.

 

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