AML EDD Specialist

Anti-Money Laundering Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear


Position at LeoVegas UK

LeoVegas is where the lions play…and work! A fun, agile and fast paced environment connecting 1000+ LeoVegas employees with over 60,000 worldwide employees of MGM Resorts International, as our two leading forces come together. We’re culture focused, so if you’re an innovator, initiator and a team player, give us a roar and join the LeoVegas pride - WINNER of the iGaming Idol 2022 - Employer of the year award!

Let’s create the world's greatest iGaming experience.

LeoVegas’ scale-up culture sets a tone of courage and capacity to act. Employees are encouraged to not only say what they think, but also to do the job that is needed - “to make it happen”. 

LeoVegas does not believe in hierarchical structures, but instead that every individual employee plays an important role in the company. We trust that you thrive in these environments.

Due to our continued growth, we’re now looking for an EDD Specialist to join our high performing team.

The selected candidates will join a dedicated team and help with conducting source of income/funds verifications and affordability assessments, among other tasks, for our highest value customers

The candidate will also be part of the larger AML team and will help in ensuring that AML operations are conducted efficiently and proactively anticipating issues to minimize exposure to money laundering and financing of terrorism activities, while providing support to other departments to resolve AML queries.

As an EDD Specialist you will:

  • Conducting Thorough Reviews: Requesting and meticulously reviewing source of income/EDD documents in adherence to our internal policies and procedures.
  • Assessing Customer Affordability: Utilizing background research, customer comments, and provided documents to determine the customer's financial capacity and the source of their funds.
  • Detailed Reporting: Preparing comprehensive reports summarizing findings and decisions made during the review process.
  • Identifying Suspicious Transactions: Proactively reporting any suspicious transactions to our internal teams following established procedures.
  • Ensuring Compliance: Conducting periodic reviews of documentation and customer files to ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Contributing to Enhancements: Playing an active role in improving and maintaining internal policies, procedures, and systems.
  • Support Transaction Monitoring: Collaborating with the team to support our transaction monitoring program, escalating concerns as necessary, and taking appropriate actions in line with policies and procedures.
  • Effective Communication: Liaising with both internal and external parties as needed and engaging with customers through various communication channels.
  • Ad Hoc Tasks: Assisting the AML Team Leader with ad hoc reviews and special tasks.

Your areas of knowledge and expertise:

  • Relevant Experience: At least 1 year of experience in AML or similar tasks.
  • Knowledge: Advanced knowledge of local and international AML and CFT policies is a significant advantage.
  • Gaming Regulations: Familiarity with gaming regulations in different jurisdictions is considered an asset.
  • Communication Skills: Strong communication skills, both for call handling requests and effective email correspondence.
  • Innovative Thinking: A creative mindset with the ability to think outside the box and propose innovative ideas.
  • Willingness to Learn: A proactive attitude towards learning, combined with a can-do approach to challenges.
  • Team Player: Capable of collaborating with other departments to resolve customer queries efficiently.
  • Flexible Availability: Willingness to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, to meet business needs.
  • Educational Background: A diploma or degree qualification in AML would be advantageous.
  • Additional Assets: Completion of AML-related courses or similar qualifications will also be considered a plus.

Essential Competencies:

  • Organizational and communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Meticulous takes initiative and possesses good analytical skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines on a day-to-day basis.
  • Ability to work well with others and be an ambitious team player.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Apps.

Our Culture :

At LeoVegas Mobile Gaming Group we firmly believe that our diversity is what makes us unique and that everyone and anyone is welcome to enjoy the ride -  regardless of age, gender, disability, race, national or ethnic origin, religion, language, marital or civil partnership status, political beliefs and sexual orientation. 

We are highly committed to uphold a high level of diversity and inclusion throughout our entire group. Being a global company with a widely diverse customer base makes it essential for our workforce to be a reflection of this.

By doing so, we believe we will achieve the best possible customer experience and create better value to our shareholders by doing so.

Hybrid working: 

At LeoVegas we have introduced a hybrid working environment that enables our employees to come together and collaborate in person, whilst offering ongoing flexibility to work from home. We all work from the office on Mondays, and encourage a further day of office working with your team. 


  • A culture and working environment that will allow you reach your full potential;
  • Hybrid working policy plus the opportunity to ‘Work From any eligible country” for 4 weeks in each year;
  • 28 days holiday a year, plus (8) public and bank holidays in England;
  • Matched pension contributions up to 6% employee, 6% employer;
  • BUPA private healthcare insurance with pre-existing medical conditions included and a cash-back plan towards the cost of routine dental and other treatments;
  • A mobile phone of your choice, which can be used for both business and personal use;
  • An unrivalled Family Leave Policy;
  • Discounts if you visit MGM Resorts iconic destinations in Las Vegas, and other locations around the globe;
  • Health and wellbeing activities such as fitness classes at lunchtime twice a week;
  • An unrivalled office environment with free parking and an abundance of drinks and snacks including breakfast each Monday and lunch each Friday (we’re feeders, sorry diets!);
  • Regular team and office socials during the day and after work;
  • Employee referral programme - earn between £750 - £1500 when you refer a friend to come and work for us!
  • There’s more! Upon successful completion of your probation:
    • £250 a year Health and Wellbeing allowance
    • Cycle to work scheme