The Authority would like to inform licensees that additional guidance is being made available, in preparation for the upcoming Risk Evaluation Questionnaire (REQ).
The 2023 REQ shall be made available by the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) on the Compliance and Supervision Platform for Assessing Risk (CASPAR) portal for completion by subject persons as from 1 March 2023.
The deadline for gaming operators to submit their REQs will be 13 April 2023.
In order to facilitate this process, the FIAU has published a revised REQ specimen (per sector), allowing subject persons to commence the collation of the necessary information beforehand, in order to better fulfil this compliance obligation in a timely manner.
Moreover, to further assist subject persons, the FIAU will also be providing guidance for each question throughout the questionnaire itself.
Gaming operators are reminded of the importance of adhering to their respective deadline, as any late submissions may result in incurring an administrative penalty issued by the FIAU.
For more information on the 2023 REQ process, MGA licensees are advised to visit this page, which contains all pertinent information.