Gambling Industry Fines

Gambling Industry Fines

Total Fines so far in 2020: £39,120,211

 
 
 
 
Wednesday 20th of May 2020

Glitnor Services Ltd, Fined £34,068

Swedish Regulator fines Glitnor’s Lucky Casino for unauthorized live casino online games

Details: The regulator found fault with LuckyCasino offering several products from live casino technology specialists Evolution Gaming, including its Dream Catcher, Monopoly Live and Deal or No Deal titles. Spelinspektionen noted that these products aren’t covered by Glitnor’s local online casino and sports betting license.

Regulator: Spelinspektionen. - Sweden

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Wednesday 8th of April 2020

Triplebet Ltd Fined £740,000

Betting exchange Matchbook Parent Company Fined £740,000 after investigation reveals serious failings

Details: The UK gambling authority found “serious failings” in Triplebet's approach to anti-money laundering, the monitoring of business relationships and due diligence checks into members of gambling syndicates.

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

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Thursday 2nd of April 2020

Caesers Entertainment UK Fined £13,000,000

Systemic failings at Caesars Entertainment leads to the departure of three senior managers and sanctions of £13m

Details: Social responsibility failings - including Inadequate interaction with a customer who was known to have previously self-excluded and lost £240,000 over a 13-month period. Money laundering failings including not carrying out adequate source of funds checks on a customer who was allowed to drop around £3.5 million and lose £1.6 million over a period of three months.

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

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Friday 20th of March 2020

Kindred Group Fined £8,596,250

Kindred Group,hit with SEK100 million fine by Swedish Regulator

Details: Spooniker Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kindred Group received a warning and a sanction fee in the sum of SEK 100 million (USD 9,5m) by the Swedish Gambling Authority (SGA) for offering customers financial incentives which are in breach of the new gambling legislation.

Regulator: Spelinspektionen. - Sweden

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Thursday 12th of March 2020

Betway Fined £11,600,000

Record £11.6m UK gambling fine meted out to Betway

Details: " Betway will pay a record £11.6m settlement for accepting stolen money from high-spending “VIP” customers, some of whom were displaying clear signs of gambling addiction."

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

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Thursday 27th of February 2020

Mr Green Fined £3,000,000

William Hill Owned Company Mr Green fined for 'systemic failings'

Details: "The online gambling company Mr Green, owned by William Hill, has been fined £3m for “systemic failings” in its measures to stop money laundering and problem gambling."

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

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Friday 14th of February 2020

GVC Australia Fined £106,773

GVC Australia hit with record New South Wales fine

Details: "GVC owned Ladbrokes and Neds brands guilty of offering betting bonuses to people who opened new betting accounts."

Regulator: NSW Liquor & Gaming - Australia

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Friday 10th of January 2020

Blackrock Media Fined £2,043,120

Malta MGA fines Blackrock Media €2.4m for servicing unauthorised transactions

Details: Blackrock Media is a subsidiary brand of Netherlands based Blackrock Entertainment, which operates the Wild Sultan online casino brand under a Curaçao licence.. "the MGA and Malta’s Executive Police force".."uncovered that Blackrock Media had processed payments to and from players as part of gaming services which were not duly authorised.

Regulator: Malta Gaming Authority - Malta

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2019 Gambling Industry Fines

Total Fines in 2019: £16,232,715

 
 
 
 
Thursday 10th of October 2019

Petfre (Gibraltar) Fined £322,000

Betfred will pay £322,000 for money laundering failures.

Details: "the operator failed to carry out adequate source of funds checks on a customer who deposited £210,000, and lost £140,000, of stolen money in a 12-day period in November 2017."

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

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Tuesday 20th of August 2019

Trannel International Fined £428,734

Unibet.eu parent entity Trannel International Limited Fined €470,000

Details: "The KSA fined Unibet.eu parent entity Trannel International Limited €470,000 for providing Dutch-language payment channels and support services for a number of months during 2018."

Regulator: Kansspelautoriteit - The Netherlands

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Wednesday 31st of July 2019

Ladbrokes Coral Group Fined £5,900,000

Ladbrokes Coral Group to pay £5.9m for past failings in anti-money laundering and social responsibility

Details: Systemic failings at the Ladbrokes Coral Group has led to a penalty package including a series of improvement measures that must be implemented by new owner GVC and a £5.9m payment,

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

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Wednesday 12th of June 2019

Platinum Gaming Fined £1,600,000

Platinum Gaming Ltd to pay £1.6m for social responsibility and money laundering failures

Details: operator will pay £1.6m for failing to identify gambling harm and prevent money laundering.

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

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Tuesday 11th of June 2019

Gamesys (Gibraltar) Fined £1,200,000

Gamesys (Gibraltar) Limited will pay £1.2m for failing to prevent gambling harm and breaching money laundering regulations.

Details: will pay £1.2m for failing to prevent gambling harm and breaching money laundering regulations.

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

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Monday 3rd of June 2019

AG Communications Limited Fined £41,800

Spelinspektionen issues fines in bonus offer crackdown

Details: "contravention of the country’s gaming laws by informing their customers about the possibility of receiving recurring bonuses on their website."

Regulator: Spelinspektionen. - Sweden

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Monday 3rd of June 2019

Genesis Global Limited, Fined £142,000

Spelinspektionen issues fines in bonus offer crackdown

Details: "contravention of the country’s gaming laws by informing their customers about the possibility of receiving recurring bonuses on their website."

Regulator: Spelinspektionen. - Sweden

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Wednesday 15th of May 2019

In Touch Games Limited Fined £2,200,000

In Touch Games Limited fined £2,200,000 for weaknesses in its anti-money laundering and social responsibility controls.

Details: InTouch agreed a regulatory settlement consisting of a payment in lieu of a financial penalty of £2,200,000 which will go to a gambling harm related charity to address the risk of harmful gambling,

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

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Wednesday 3rd of April 2019

Bestbet Limited Fined £230,972

BestBet Limited fined £230,972 for licence breaches related to anti-money laundering and social responsibility

Details: BestBet breached conditions of its licence relating to anti-money laundering measures licence conditions and failed to comply with social responsibility code provisions

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

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Wednesday 15th of May 2019

MT Securetrade Limited Fined £700,000

MT Securetrade Limited fined £700,000 for AML weaknesses, customer interaction controls and social responsibility breaches

Details: Fined £700,000 for weaknesses in its anti-money laundering and customer interaction controls and failure to comply with social responsibility codes of practice

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

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Wednesday 7th of August 2019

ElektraWorks Limited Fined £323,000

GVC Holdings-owned Electraworks receives €350,000 (£323,000/$391,000) fine from Dutch regulator

Details: fined of €350,000 for illegally offering online casino and sports betting services via its bwin.com website in the Netherlands

Regulator: Kansspelautoriteit - The Netherlands

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Thursday 27th of June 2019

NGG Nordic Ltd Fined £1,600,000

Betsson fined 19 000 000 kronor by gambling regulator

Details: fined for bonus violations

Regulator: Spelinspektionen. - Sweden

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Thursday 27th of June 2019

Skill On Net Fined £1,192,047

Skill On Net fined 14 000 000 kronor by gambling regulator

Details: fined for bonus violations

Regulator: Spelinspektionen. - Sweden

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Friday 22nd of March 2019

Paf Consulting Fined £7,962

Paf fined over Swedish self-exclusion failings

Details: "allowing self-excluded players to access their site"

Regulator: Spelinspektionen. - Sweden

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Tuesday 26th of February 2019

1xBet Fined £344,200

1xBet hit with €400k Dutch fine over unlicensed activities in the Netherlands

Details: Fined for targeting consumers in the Netherlands without permission.

Regulator: Kansspelautoriteit - The Netherlands

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2018 Gambling Industry Fines

Total Fines in 2018: £19,915,705

 
 
 
 
Tuesday 13th of November 2018

Daub Alderney Fined £7,100,000

Daub Alderney to pay £7.1m fine for anti-money laundering and social responsibility failures

Details: £7.1m fine for failing to follow Gambling Commission rules aimed at preventing money laundering and protecting vulnerable consumers.

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

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Tuesday 16th of October 2018

Paddy Power Betfair Fined £2,200,000

Paddy Power Betfair to pay penalty package for social responsibility and money laundering failures on its gambling exchange

Details: Online operator to pay £2.2m for failing to protect customers and stop stolen money being gambled.

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

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Monday 15th of October 2018

Mark Jarvis Fined £94,000

Mark Jarvis to pay £94,000 penalty package for customer interaction failures

Details: Over a 19-month period the operator failed to follow customer interaction rules when a customer showed problem gambling traits

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

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Wednesday 10th of October 2018

Rank Group Fined £500,000

Rank Group to pay penalty package for failing to protect a problem gambler Rank Group to pay penalty package for failing to protect a problem gambler

Details: online operator is to pay £500,000 for failing to follow Gambling Commission rules which protect problem gamblers.

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

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Wednesday 20th of June 2018

32Red Fined £2,000,000

32Red to pay £2m penalty package for failing to protect a consumer

Details: 32Red has been penalised for not protecting a consumer from gambling-related harm and money laundering failures

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

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Wednesday 2nd of May 2018

LeoVegas Fined £600,000

LeoVegas penalised £600,000 for advertising and marketing failings

Details: LeoVegas penalised for failings relating to misleading advertising and the handling of customers at the end of their self-exclusion period

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

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Friday 13th of April 2018

TabCorp Fined £84,000

Tabcorp fined £84,000 after Commission investigation

Details: Tabcorp UK Limited, trading as Sunbets, failed to properly manage the risks associated with offering ‘novelty’ bets

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

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Tuesday 6th of November 2018

Casumo Fined £5,800,000

Casumo fined £5.8 million for licence breaches related to anti-money laundering and social responsibility

Details: Casumo breached conditions of its licence relating to anti-money laundering measures and failed to comply with social responsibility codes of practice.

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

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Wednesday 14th of February 2018

ElektraWorks Limited Fined £350,000

Financial penalty of £350,000 imposed on ElektraWorks

Details: Fined £350,000 for breaches in relation to marketing,

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

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Friday 14th of December 2018

William Hill Fined £269,400

William Hill fined €300,000 (£269,400/$338,700) by the Netherlands Gambling Authority (KSA)

Details: Fined for targeting players in the Netherlands without an iGaming licence.

Regulator: Kansspelautoriteit - The Netherlands

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Wednesday 12th of September 2018

MRG Fined £279,600

MRG's Mr Green Ltd subsidiary fined €312,500 (£279,600/$362,000) by the Netherlands Gambling Authority (KSA)

Details: Fined for failing to block Dutch players from gambling on its platforms.

Regulator: Kansspelautoriteit - The Netherlands

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Friday 24th of August 2018

Betsson AB Fined £276,705

Stockholm-listed Betsson’s Malta-based subsidiary Corona fined €300,000 (£276,705) by Netherlands Gaming Authority (KSA)

Details: Corona's Dutch-facing Oranje and Kroon online casino fined for accepting wagers from Dutch players without a licence

Regulator: Kansspelautoriteit - The Netherlands

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Wednesday 11th of July 2018

Bet-at-Home Fined £362,000

bet-at-home has been fined a total of €410,000 (£362,000/$480,000) by the Kansspelautoriteit, the Netherlands Gaming Authority

Details: Regulator found that the online operator had targeted Dutch citizens without holding a gaming licence in the country.

Regulator: Kansspelautoriteit - The Netherlands

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2017 Gambling Industry Fines

Total Fines in 2017: £8,365,000

 
 
 
 
Tuesday 2nd of May 2017

BGO Entertainment Fined £300,000

BGO Entertainment Ltd (BGO) fined £300,000 for misleading advertising on its own and its affiliates’ websites.

Details: The first ever financial penalty imposed by the UK Gambling Commission for advertising failings

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

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Monday 6th of February 2017

Individuals Fined £265,000

Two men convicted after offering illegal gambling parasitic upon popular FIFA computer game

Details: Fined £265,000

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

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Thursday 31st of August 2017

888 Fined £7,800,000

888 to pay a record penalty package of over £7.8million as a result of serious failings in its handling of vulnerable customers.

Details: Watchdog fines online bookmaker for failures in protecting problem gamblers, including one who staked more than £1.3m

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

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2016 Gambling Industry Fines

Total Fines in 2016: £4,132,000

 
 
 
 
Friday 16th of December 2016

Camelot Fined £3,000,000

Camelot licence breach leads to £3 million financial penalty

Details: Financial penalty of £3 million imposed on Camelot, the operator of the National Lottery.

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

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Thursday 28th of July 2016

Camelot Fined £300,000

Camelot fined for £300,000 for putting public confidence at risk

Details: Financial penalty of £300,000 imposed on Camelot, the operator of the National Lottery.

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

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Tuesday 14th of June 2016

Betfred Fined £800,000

Betfred to pay over £800,000 following licence review

Details: Betfred will pay more than £800,000 in compensation and in contribution towards socially responsible causes as part of a regulatory settlement following a licence review.

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

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Monday 9th of May 2016

Individuals Fined £32000

Poker organisers pay £32000 after illegal gambling crackdown

Details: Two men have been ordered to pay over £32000 in fines and legal costs to Kingston Council following a crackdown on illegal gambling at a London private members club

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

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2014 Gambling Industry Fines

Total Fines in 2014: £184,500

 
 
 
 
Thursday 4th of December 2014

Imperial E-Club Fined £184,500

Dutch regulator issues record fine to Titanbet.com operator

Details: Fined for targeting customers in the Netherlands without a Dutch gaming licence.

Regulator: Kansspelautoriteit - The Netherlands

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