Detecting money laundering in gambling is becoming increasingly challenging
for the gambling industry as consumers migrate to online channels. Whilst
increasingly stringent regulations have been applied over the years to prevent
money laundering in gambling, despite this, online gambling is still a channel
for criminals to spend proceeds from crime. Complementing online gambling’s
growth more concerns are raised to its effects compared with gambling in
traditional, physical formats, as it might introduce higher levels of problem
gambling or fraudulent behaviour due to its nature of immediate interaction
with online gambling experience. However, in most cases the main issue when
organisations try to tackle those areas is the absence of high quality data.
Since fraud detection related issues face the significant problem of the class
imbalance, in this paper we propose a novel system based on Generative
Adversarial Networks (GANs) for generating synthetic data in order to train a
supervised classifier. Our framework Synthetic Data Generation GAN (SDG-GAN),
manages to outperformed density based over-sampling methods and improve the
classification performance of benchmarks datasets and the real world gambling
fraud dataset.

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