Last updated: 26th of June 2023
(AML Anti-Money-Laundering policy of www.sport.com)
Introduction: www.sport.com is operated by Cornbow Limited having its office at 35 New Road, Belize City, Belize, C.A., Company Registration number RA000693_171208 .
Objective of the AML Policy: We seek to offer the highest security to all of our users and customers on www.sport.com for that a three-step account verification is done in order to insure the identity of our customers. The reason behind this is to prove that the details of the person registered are correct and the deposit methods used are not stolen or being used by someone else, which is to create the general framework for the fight against money laundering. We also take into accord that depending on the nationality and origin, the way of payment and for withdrawing different safety measurements must be taken.
www.sport.com also puts reasonable measures in place to control and limit ML risk, including dedicating the appropriate means.
www.sport.com is committed to high standards of anti-money laundering (AML) according to the EU guidelines, compliance and requires management & employees to enforce these standards in preventing the use of its services for money laundering purposes.
The AML program of www.sport.com is designed to be compliant with :
EU : “Directive 2015/849 of the European Parliament and of The Council of 20 May 2015 on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering”
EU : “Regulation 2015/847 on information accompanying transfers of funds”
EU : Various regulations imposing sanctions or restrictive measures against persons and embargo on certain goods and technology, including all dual-use goods
BE : “Law of 18 September 2017 on the prevention of money laundering limitation of the use of cash
Money Laundering is understood as:
Money laundering shall be regarded as such even when the activities which generated the property to be laundered were carried out in the territory of another Member State or in that of a third country.
In accordance with the AML legislation, www.sport.com has appointed the “highest level” for the prevention of ML: The full management of Cornbow Limited are in charge.
Furthermore, an AMLCO (Anti Money Laundering Compliance Officer) is in charge of the enforcement of the AML policy and procedures within the System.
The AMLCO is placed under the direct responsibility of the general Management:
Each major change of www.sport.com AML policy is subject to be approval by the general management of Cornbow Limited and the Anti money laundering compliance officer.
To be able to deposit freely, without limits and to be able to make withdrawals, you can validate your account by uploading the proof of identity and address into your account.
The formal identification of customers on entry into commercial relations is a vital element, both for the regulations relating to money laundering and for the KYC policy.
This identification relies on the following fundamental principles:
A copy of your passport, ID card or driving license. The user/customer may blur out every information, besides date of birth, nationality, gender, first name, second name and the picture. To secure their privacy.
Please note that all four corners of the ID have to be visible in the same image and all details has to be clearly readable besides the named above. We might ask for all details if necessary.
An employee may do additional checks, if necessary, based on the situation.
A recent utility bill sent to your registered address, issued within the last 3 months or an official document made by the government that proofs your state of residence.
To make the approval process as speedy as possible, please make sure the document is sent with a clear resolution where all four corners of the document is visible, and all text is readable.
For example: An electricity bill, water bill, bank statement or any governmental post addressed to you.
An employee may do additional checks, if necessary, based on the situation.
If a player deposits over a five thousand euro there is a process of understandings the source of wealth (SOW)
Examples of SOW are:
It is critical that the origin and legitimacy of that wealth is clearly understood. If this is not possible an employee may ask for an additional document or prove.
The account will be frozen if the same user deposits either this amount in one go or multiple transactions which amount to this. An email will be sent to them manually to go through the above and an information on the website itself.
www.sport.com also asks for a bank wire/credit card to further insure the Identity of the user/customer. It also gives additional information about the financial situation of the user/customer.
The basic document will be accessible via the setting page on www.sport.com Every user has to fill out the following information’s:
The document will be saved and created by an AI, an employee may do additional checks if necessary based on the situation.
In order to deal with the different risks and different states of wealth in different regions on the earth www.sport.com will categorize every nation in three different regions of risk.
For every nation from the region one the three-step verification is done as described earlier.
For every nation from the region two the three-step verification will be done at lower deposit, withdraw and tip amounts. Step one will be done as usually. Step two will be done after depositing 1000$ (one thousand Dollars), withdrawing 1000$ (one thousand Dollars) or tipping another user/customer 500$ (five hundred Dollars.) Step three will be done after depositing 2500$ (two thousand five hundred Dollars), withdrawing 2500$ (two thousand five hundred Dollars) or tipping another user/customer 1000$ (one thousand Dollars). Also, users from a low risk region that change crypto currency in any other currency will be treated like user/customers from a medium risk region.
Regions of high risks will be banned. High risk regions will be regularly updated to keep up with the changing environment of a fast-changing world.
In addition, an AI which is overseen by the AML compliance officer will look for any unusual behaviour and report it right away to a employee of https://www.sport.com .
According to a risk based few and general experience the human employees will recheck all checks which are done bevor by the AI or other employees and may redo or do additional checks according to the situation.
In addition, a data Scientist supported by modern, electronic, analytic systems will look for unusual behaviour like: Depositing and withdrawing without longer Betting sessions. Attempts to use a different Bank account to for Deposit and Withdraw, nationality changes, currency changes, behaviour and activity changes as well as checks, if an account is used by it´s original owner.
Also a User has to use the same method for Withdraw as he used for Deposit, for the amount of the initial Deposit to prevent any Money Laundering.
As part of its risk-based approach, www.sport.com has conducted an AML “Enterprise-wide risk assessment” (EWRA) to identify and understand risks specific to https://www.sport.com and its business lines. The AML risk policy is determined after identifying and documenting the risks inherent to its business lines such as the services the website offers. The Users to whom services are offered, transactions performed by these Users, delivery channels used by the bank, the geographic locations of the bank’s operations, customers and transactions and other qualitative and emerging risks.
The identification of AML risk categories is based on www.sport.com understanding of regulatory requirements, regulatory expectations and industry guidance. Additional safety measures are taken to take care of the additional risks the world wide web brings with it.
The EWRA is yearly reassessed.
AML-Compliance ensures that an “ongoing transaction monitoring” is conducted to detect transactions which are unusual or suspicious compared to the customer profile.
This transaction monitoring is conducted on two levels:
1. The first Line of Control:
www.sport.com works solely with trusted Payment Service Providers whom all have effective AML policies in place as to prevent the large majority of suspicious deposits onto www.sport.com from taking place without proper execution of KYC procedures onto the potential customer.
2. The second Line of Control:
https://www.sport.com makes its network aware so that any contact with the customer or player or authorized representative must give rise to the exercise of due diligence on transactions on the account concerned. In particular these include:
Also, all transaction must be overseen by employees over watched by the AML compliance officer who is over watched by the general management.
The specific transactions submitted to the customer support manager, possibly through their Compliance Manager must also be subject to due diligence.
Determination of the unusual nature of one or more transactions essentially depends on a subjective assessment, in relation to the knowledge of the customer (KYC), their financial behaviour and the transaction counterparty.
These checks will be done by an automated System, while an Employee crosschecks them for additional security.
The transactions observed on customer accounts for which it is difficult to gain a proper understanding of the lawful activities and origin of funds must therefore rapidly be considered atypical (as they are not directly justifiable).
Any https://www.sport.com staff member must inform the AML division of any atypical transactions which they observe and cannot attribute to a lawful activity or source of income known of the customer.
3. The third Line of Control:
As a last line of defence against AML www.sport.com will do manually checks on all suspicious and higher risk users in order to fully prevent money laundering.
If fraud or Money Laundering is found the authorities will be informed.
In its internal procedures, www.sport.com describes in precise terms, for the attention of its staff members, when it is necessary to report and how to proceed with such reporting.
Reports of atypical transactions are analysed within the AML team in accordance with the precise methodology fully described in the internal procedures.
Depending on the result of this examination and on the basis of the information gathered, the AML team:
The AML rules, including minimum KYC standards will be translated into operational guidance or procedures that are available on the Intranet site of https://www.sport.com .
Records of data obtained for the purpose of identification must be kept for at least ten years after the business relationship has ended.
Records of all transaction data must be kept for at least ten years following the carrying-out of the transactions or the end of the business relationship.
These data will be safely, encrypted stored offline and online.
www.sport.com human employees will make manual controls on a risk based approve for which they get special training.
The training and awareness program is reflected by its usage:
The content of this training program has to be established in accordance with the kind of business the trainees are working for and the posts they hold. These sessions are given by an AML-specialist working in Cyprus Company Name. AML team.
Internal audit regularly establishes missions and reports about AML activities.
All data given by any user/customer will be kept secure, will not be sold or given to anyone else. Only if forced by law, or to prevent money laundering data may be shared with the AML-authority of the affected state.
https://www.sport.com will follow all guidelines and rules of the data protection directive (officially Directive 95/46/EC)
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