Marina Bay Sands under AML investigation

Marina Bay Sands is under investigation by the US Department of Justice over concerns that anti-money laundering regulations may have been breached on behalf of some VIP customers, according to a report by Bloomberg News.

Suspicions center around the casino’s handling of junkets, and even extends to the possibility that there may have been retaliation against whistleblowers.

The probe is said to be in its early stages, and Marina Bay Sands has indicated that it will cooperate with the US authorities.

Marina Bay Sands is one of the most profitable IRs in the world, though it has recently been undergoing a sustained period of lockdown. The closure was ordered by the government on April 7 and continues to the present. No date has been given for potential reopening.