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UKGC fines Gamesys £6m for deficiencies in customer responsibility and AML duties

SBC News UKGC fines Gamesys £6m for deficiencies in customer responsibility and AML duties

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued a £6m penalty against Gamesys following an investigation revealing social responsibility and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) failings. The £6m penalty has been imposed on the business entity Gamesys Operations Limited, the multi-brand operator of 16 websites including Ballycasino.co.uk, Doublebubblebingo.com, Jackpotjoy.com, and Megawayscasino.com. As part of the settlement, Gamesys will have to undertake a “third-party …

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UKGC seeks “greater clarity” from stakeholders for financial white paper proposals

SBC News UKGC seeks “greater clarity” from stakeholders for financial white paper proposals

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has begun its next set of consultations examining the government’s white paper proposals which cover financial penalties and financial key event reporting. The consultations – running for 13 weeks – are part of the commission’s second batch which were launched at the end of November, but will have a different closing date of 15 March …

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UKGC suspends In Touch Games’ licence following series of penalties

Sarah Garnder: UKGC consultation conclusions due this summer

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has initiated a review of In Touch Games’ licence, suspending the company’s permit with immediate effect in the latest in a series of enforcements against the firm. In Touch – which operates the bonusboss.co.uk, cashmo.co.uk, casino.mfortune.co.uk, casino2020.co.uk, drslot.co.uk, jammymonkey.com, mfortune.co.uk, mrspin.co.uk, pocketwin.co.uk and slotfactory.com sites – has been suspected of breaching terms of the 2005 …

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Paddy Power Betfair charged £490,000 for self-exclusion marketing

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The licence holder of Paddy Power Betfair has been charged £490,000 by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) in the regulator’s second enforcement action of this week. PPB Counterparty Services Limited, which trades as the Paddy Power and Betfair sports betting brands, was the subject of UKGC enforcement for sending promotional push notifications to devices linked with self-excluded customers. Customers either …

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Kindred’s 32Red and Platinum Gaming hit with £7.1m UKGC fine

Kindred’s 32Red and Platinum Gaming hit with £7.1m UKGC fine

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued Kindred Group subsidiaries Platinum Gaming and 32red with a combined fine of £7.1m for social responsibility and anti-money laundering failures. Platinum Gaming, which operates Kindred’s flagship Unibet sportsbook brand, will pay £2.9m, whilst igaming brand 32Red will be charged the larger sum of £4.2m. The duo have also been issued an official warning …

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In Touch Games hit with third UKGC penalty in four years

Sarah Garnder: UKGC consultation conclusions due this summer

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has issued its third financial enforcement action of 2023 against Touch Games, charging the firm £6.1m. An igamng operator, In Touch Games, like most firms that find themselves in the UKGC’s regulatory spotlight, was penalised for social responsibility and anti-money laundering failings.  This marks the third time the firm has been the subject of regulatory …

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Commission’s hardline approach continues with £442k TonyBet penalty

Commission’s hardline approach continues with £442k TonyBet penalty

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has hit out again this week, issuing a warning and financial penalty to operator TonyBet, again citing money laundering and social responsibility shortcomings. Estonia-based online sportsbook TonyBet was also criticised in one other area, however, for failing to have ‘fair and transparent terms’ on its website, and for all three failings has been handed a …

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UKGC lifts LEBOM licence suspension after conditions met

UKGC LEBOM licence approval

LEBOM’s licence suspension has been lifted by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) just under a week after the initial decision. In an update to the Commission’s original announcement on its website, the regulator explained that the licence suspension was brought to an end following ‘remedial action’ by LEBOM.  A football predictions app, LEBOM was suspended by the UKGC for failing …

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UKGC suspends LEBOM for ‘unacceptable’ GAMSTOP integration failure

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Football prediction app LEBOM has been suspended by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) for failing to enable access to GAMSTOP. The company has been prohibited from interacting or transacting with its customers for an undisclosed period, having not fully integrated the self-exclusion platform into its systems. Enabling access to GAMSTOP via betting and gaming sites has been a mandatory requirement …

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