Tag Archives: Helen Venn

UKGC joint-investigation leads to illegal lottery shutdown on Facebook 

A joint investigation by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) and law enforcement partners has led to the shutdown of illicit lotteries operating on the social media platform of Facebook.   Formed under the guidance of the Government Agency Intelligence Network (GAIN), the Gambling Commission led a probe focused on disrupting illegal/unlicensed lotteries targeting UK consumers on Facebook. Monitoring Facebook, investigative teams …

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Genesis Global receives £3.8m fine and additional licence requirements

Genesis Global, an online casino operator, has been served a £3.8 million fine and must meet further licensing conditions after a UK Gambling Commission (IUKGC) investigation found  “significant social responsibility and anti-money laundering failures”. The Commission’s investigation into the company, which operates 14 casino sites, is long running, with the company first having its licence suspended in July 2020 for …

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UKGC finalises licence review into IMME over ‘significant’ failings

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has taken enforcement action against International Multi-Media Entertainments Limited (IMME) due to suitability, social responsibility and money laundering’. After a nearly year-long licence review, commencing on 17 January 2020, IMME has made the decision to surrender its UK gambling licence, after the Commission was minded to revoke the certification.  IMME offers services for the betting …

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UKGC issues £780k fine to Buzz Bingo for social responsibility and AML failings

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has accused Buzz Bingo of a range of social responsibility and anti-money laundering failures, handing the operator a fine of £780,000. An investigation by the regulatory body identified a number of shortcomings between October 2019 and December 2020, including financial triggers being set too high and as a result ‘not sufficiently identifying at-risk players’, with …

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UKGC orders Greentube to pay £685,000 AML settlement

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has taken regulatory action against Greentube Alderney, demanding the operator pay a £685,000 penalty in relation to social responsibility and money laundering failures.  An investigation launched by the Commission on 16 December 2020 found that Greentube subsidiaries Admiralcasino.co.uk and Bellfruitcasino.com had failings in money laundering and player protection safeguards. The Commission’s report stated that between …

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UKGC fines VGC Leeds £450,000 for customer care and AML failures

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has handed a £450,000 penalty package to Leeds’s Victoria Gate Casino (VGC Leeds), trading as Global Gaming Ventures, having confirmed extensive duty of customer care failures. An investigation undertaken by the regulator, concerning the casino venue, identified failings in the way it identified and managed customers who were at higher risk of money laundering and gambling-related harm. …

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EU Lotto fined £760k by UKGC for AML and social responsibility failings

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has taken regulatory action against Lottoland operator EU Lotto, fining the firm £760,000 for social responsibility and anti-money laundering failures.  An investigation by the regulator concluded on 2 September that the company had failed to properly implement Commission’s formal customer interaction guidance, such as neglecting to recognise frequently changing deposit limits as an indicator of …

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UKGC consolidates licensing applications under new service

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has launched a new service combining all applications for personal licences and Annex A approvals, entitled ‘Apply for a Personal Licence’. Covering both personal function licences (PFL) and personnel management licences (PML) – as well as the aforementioned Annex A – Apply for a Personal Licence is supported by an ‘updated processing tool’ enabling faster …

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UKGC hails ‘delivered efficiencies’ of its revamped licence maintenance service 

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has hailed the success of its revamped ‘online service’ which has helped licensed incumbents manage and maintain their compliance obligations.  The service, which was launched in November 2019, provided a digital hub for companies to manage all provisions related to their personal licence maintenance processes.  Since its launch, the UKGC revealed that it has drastically …

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UKGC launches mobile self-service portal for personal licence holders

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The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has launched a new service which will allow personal licence holders to manage their licences via an online account or through their mobile. The new service, available on the Commission’s website, allows personal licence holders to quickly change personal details, report key events linked to their licence, and download e-copies of the licence itself. Helen …

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