On November 6, FinCEN issued a final assessment of civil money penalty against a Las Vegas-based casino and its branch offices for violating the BSA by failing to develop and implement a sufficient AML program and report suspicious activity in connection with its private gaming areas. As FinCEN previously announced on September 8, the terms of the assessment require the casino to pay an $8 million civil monetary penalty, hire an independent auditor to test its BSA/AML compliance program, and conduct a look-back review of all transactions through branch offices in Asia and California for recordkeeping and reporting compliance. FinCEN’s final assessment follows approval on October 19 of the settlement from the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois, as the casino remains a debtor in its bankruptcy case.