gambling industry fines and penalties

Despite endless reprimands and record financial penalties and sanctions each and every year, gambling regulators across the globe continue to uncover major social responsibility and anti-money laundering failures by “safe”, legal, regulated and licensed gambling operators.

2021 saw regulators issue a combined total of £40,321,217 ($46,765,470) in financial penalties and sanction to gambling companies, more than double the amount for 2018.

2022 has already topped the previous year’s figure thanks in large part to a record fine issued by the UK Gambling Commission to online gambling operator Entain, owner of popular brands such as Ladbrokes and Coral.

The biggest fine of the year thus far was levied In Australia – where Star Entertainment Group was fined A$100m ($62m, £55m) for failing to stop money-laundering at its Sydney casino.

Total Financial Penalties in 2022: £106,808,345

 
 
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Wednesday 30th of November 2022

AG Communications Limited Fined £237,600

UKGC Fines AG Communications for AML Failings

Details: The UK Gambling Commission has fined AG Communications (trading as Aspire Global) £237,600 for anti money laundering (AML) failures.

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

Source: Read More

 
 
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Friday 25th of November 2022

Toto Online Fined £346,268

Netherlands Gambling Regulator Fines Toto for Marketing to Young Adults

Details: Kansspellautoriteit fines Toto Online €400k for sending promotional emails to 18-23 year olds.

Regulator: Kansspelautoriteit - The Netherlands

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Wednesday 23rd of November 2022

Spooniker Fined £863,651

Swedish Gambling Regulator Fines Spooniker for Serious AML Failures

Details: Swedish regulator fines company for serious anti money laundering failures over a prolonged period.

Regulator: Spelinspektionen - Sweden

Source: Read More

 
 
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Wednesday 23rd of November 2022

PinBet Fined £158,429

Swedish Gambling Regulator Fines PinBet for Serious AML Failures

Details: Swedish regulator fines company for serious anti money laundering failures over a prolonged period.

Regulator: Spelinspektionen - Sweden

Source: Read More

 
 
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Wednesday 23rd of November 2022

ATG Fined £475,233

Swedish Gambling Regulator Fines ATG for Serious AML Failures

Details: Swedish regulator fines company for serious anti money laundering failures over a prolonged period.

Regulator: Spelinspektionen - Sweden

Source: Read More

 
 
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Monday 17th of October 2022

Star Entertainment Group Fined £55,905,962

Star Entertainment Hit with AU$100 Million Fine — NSW Casino License Suspended

Details: NSW gaming regulator fines Star Entertainment the maximum possible penalty or AU$100 million for facilitating money laundering at its Sydney casino.

Regulator: NSW Independent Casino Commission - Australia

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Wednesday 12th of October 2022

NSUS LTD Fined £672,829

UK Gambling Commission Fines GGPoker for Marketing to Self-Excluding Gamblers

Details: UK Gambling Commission fines NSUS LTD (trading as GGPoker) for social responsibility and anti-money laundering failures.

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

Source: Read More

 
 
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Wednesday 28th of September 2022

Petfre LTD Fined £2,870,000

Gambling Commission Fines Betfred.com Owner Petfre LTD for Social Responsibility and AML Failures

Details: Petfre failed to interact with players who lost significant amounts while also failing to implement AML procedures.

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

Source: Read More

 
 
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Wednesday 21st of September 2022

Betway Limited Fined £408,915

Gambling Commission Fines Betway for Marketing on Children’s Pages of West Ham Website

Details: Company placed links to its website on a page with a downloadable teddy bear picture

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

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Thursday 25th of August 2022

AB Trav och Galopp Fined £161,279

Swedish Gambling Regulator Fines ATG For Self-Exclusion Error

Details: Spelinspektionen fines horse racing and sports betting operator AB Trav och Galopp (ATG) SEK 2 million (€186,261) due to self-exclusion irregularities.

Regulator: Spelinspektionen - Sweden

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Thursday 25th of August 2022

Kindred Group Fined £31,441

Unibet Fined by AGCO for Breaking Advertising Rules

Details: AGCO fines Unibet CAD$48,000 for breaching advertising rules and guidelines.

Regulator: Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario - Canada

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Thursday 25th of August 2022

Spreadex LTD Fined £1,360,000

UK Gambling Commission Fines Spreadex for Repeated Social Responsibility and AML Failings

Details: UKGC investigation finds that Spreadex allowed customers to make large desposits without required source of funds checks or implementing restrictions to prevent potential problem gambling losses.

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

Source: Read More

 
 
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Wednesday 17th of August 2022

Entain Fined £17,000,000

UK Gambling Commission Hits Entain With Record Fine For Serious Failings

Details: UKGC found AML irregularities at Entain's Coral and Ladbrokes online businesses as well as several land-based betting shops.

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

Source: Read More

 
 
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Friday 12th of August 2022

Smarkets Fined £630,000

UK Gambling Commission Fines Smarkets For AML and Social Responsibility Failings

Details: UKGC fines Smarkets for allowing customers to make large depsoits without the required AML checks.

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

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Wednesday 3rd of August 2022

LeoVegas Fined £1,300,000

Gambling Commission Fines LeoVegas Once Again for AML and Social Responsibility Failures

Details: UK Gambling Commission fines LeoVegas £1.3 million for AML and social responsibility failings.

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

Source: Read More

 
 
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Tuesday 17th of May 2022

Jumpman Gaming LTD Fined £500,000

UK Gambling Commission Fines Jumpman Gaming for AML and Social Responsibility Failures

Details: The UK Gambling Commission fines Jumpman Gaming £500,000 for AML and social responsibility failings relating to its 243 gambling websites.

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

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Tuesday 17th of May 2022

Progress Play LTD Fined £175,000

UK Gambling Commission Fines Progress Play for AML and Social Responsibility Failures

Details: The UK Gambling Commission fines Progress Play £175,000 for AML and social responsibility failings relating to its 201 gambling websites.

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

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Tuesday 3rd of May 2022

BetMGM Canada Fined £30,281

BetMGM Canada Fined for Advertising and Inducement Infractions

Details: The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) found that BetMGM had breached its license conditions by advertising and promoting new user offers.

Regulator: Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario - Canada

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Tuesday 3rd of May 2022

PointsBet Canada Fined £18,928

PointsBet Canada Fined for Advertising and Inducement Infractions

Details: The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) found that PointsBet had breached its license conditions by advertising and promoting new user offers.

Regulator: Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario - Canada

Source: Read More

 
 
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Wednesday 23rd of March 2022

BetMGM Fined £18,986

BetMGM Fined by New Jersey Regulator for Accepting Prohibited Wagers

Details: The New Jersy Division of Gaming Enforcement fined BetMGM $25,000 for accepting wagers on college sports involving in-state teams.

Regulator: New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement - United States

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Tuesday 22nd of March 2022

Camelot UK Fined £3,150,000

UKGC Fines Lottery Operator Camelot For Targeting 65,400 Known Self-Excluding Gamblers

Details: UKGC fines lottery operator Camelot UK for marketing to known problem gamblers while also marking winning lottery tickets as losing ones over a four year period

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

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Monday 21st of March 2022

Bayton Fined £2,804

Swedish Regulator Fines Gambling Company for Unreported Board Reshuffle

Details: The Swedish regulator, Spelinspektionen fined bayton Ltd. SEK35,000 for a board reshuffle in 2019 that it had failed to notify the gambling regulator of.

Regulator: Spelinspektionen - Sweden

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Wednesday 9th of March 2022

Sky Betting and Gaming Fined £1,700,000

UK Gambling Commission Fines Flutter-owned SkyVegas for Offering ‘Free Spins’ to Self-Excluding Gamblers

Details: UKGC fines Flutter-owned SkyVegas for sending out promotional emails offering free spins to gamblers who had self-excluded and opted out of marekting promotions

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

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Friday 4th of March 2022

DraftKings LLC Fined £112920

DraftKings Fined by New Jersey Regulator For Helping Customer Circumvent Proxy Betting Restrictions

Details: New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement fines DraftKings for allowing a Florida-based customer to make bets on its sports betting app via a proxy in New Jersey

Regulator: New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement - United States

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Tuesday 1st of March 2022

888 UK ltd Fined £9,400,000

UK Gambling Commission Fines 888 £9.4 Million for AML and Social Responsibility Failings

Details: UKGC fines 888 UK Ltd for failing to implement the correct AML protocols and social responsibility failings that included failing to contact players who lost large amounts over a short period of time

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

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Friday 25th of February 2022

BetVictor Fined £2,000,000

UKGC Fines BetVictor for Multiple Fairness and Social Responsibility Failures

Details: Fined for failing to identify source of funds and protect those who are vulnerable to the harms of problem gambling

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

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Friday 25th of February 2022

Onisac Ltd Fined £850,000

Mansion Group Owned Onisac Pay Regulatory Settlement for AML Failings

Details: Onisac agrees to pay a settlement of £850,000 to the Gibraltart Gambling Commission following the discovery of historical AML failings.

Regulator: Gibraltar Government Gambling Division - United Kingdom

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Tuesday 8th of February 2022

Sportsbet Fined £1,315,262

Flutter-owned Sportsbet Fined for Spamming Customers

Details: Sportsbet spammed 37,000 customers who had opted out or who had tried to unsubscribe from receiving promotions. Fine came to AU$2.5 million with $1.2 million in refunds to be paid to customers.

Regulator: Australian Communications and Media Authority - Australia

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Thursday 27th of January 2022

Genesis Global Limited Fined £3,800,000

Genesis Global Limited fined by UKGC for social responsibility failures

Details: The UK Gambling Commission fines Genesis Global LTD. a total of £3.8 million and warns the operator that it must undergo extensive auditing.

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

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Thursday 20th of January 2022

Rank Digital Gaming Fined £700,557

UKGC Fines Rank Digital Gaming for Social Responsibility failures

Details: Gambling Commission fines Rank Digital £700K for failing to identify and contact customers who showed signs of problem gambling

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

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Thursday 20th of January 2022

Annexio Fined £612,000

UKGC Fines Annexio for Social Responsibility and anti-money laundering failures

Details: Gambling Commission fines Annexio for failing to identify customers' source of funds and identify those who are at risk of gambling harms.

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

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Total Financial Penalties in 2021: £40,321,217

 
 
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Tuesday 28th of December 2021

LCB Corp Fined £26,326

Dutch Gambling Regulator issues cease and desist order to LCB Corp for promotion of illegal gambling websites

Details: Regulator issues cease and desist order to LCB Corp for promoting unlicensed gambling websites through its affiliate website. LCB fails to make changes to website and is automatically fined €31250.

Regulator: Kansspelautoriteit - The Netherlands

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Thursday 16th of December 2021

Buzz Group Ltd Fined £780,000

UK Gambling Commission Fines Buzz Group Ltd for Failing to Protect At-risk Customers

Details: The UKGC has fined Buzz Group Ltd £780K for social responsibility and AML failures

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

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Monday 13th of December 2021

Betway Fined £8,276

Betway Fined by Swedish Regulator for Offering Illegal Bonuses

Details: The Swedish Gambling Authority Spelinspektionen has fined Betway SEK 100000 (€9719) for violating rules relating to bonuses

Regulator: Spelinspektionen - Sweden

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Thursday 9th of December 2021

Rob Waterhouse Fined £2,434

Independent bookmaker Rob Waterhouse fined for advertising enhanced betting odds online

Details: The NSW Office of Liquor & Gaming found that bookmaker had advertised enhanced odds and bonuses through social media and on his own betting website.

Regulator: Office of Liquor & Gaming NSW - Australia

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Thursday 2nd of December 2021

Greentube Alderney Fined £685,000

Greentube fined by UKGC for failing to implement AML procedures and social responsibility failures

Details: Investigation revealed that the company failed to communicate with customers who showed signs of problem gambling and failing to identify potential money laundering risks.

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

Source: Read More

 
 
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Friday 5th of November 2021

Flutter Entertainment Fined £75,411

Sportsbet fined by Office of Liquor & Gaming NSW for breaching rules relating to the advertising of gambling products and services

Details: Sportsbet found to have sent out promotions to players who had previously opted out of receiving marketing emails and promotions. Operator also found to have promoted gambling games on social media in breach of license conditions.

Regulator: Office of Liquor & Gaming NSW - Australia

Source: Read More

 
 
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Monday 18th of October 2021

BetEasy Pty Ltd Fined £28,879

BetEasy fined by Northern Territory Racing Commission for allowing known problem gambler to incur large gambling losses

Details: BetEasy staff allowed a known self-excluded problem gambler to create a new account and lose almost AUD$720,000 despite several red flags that, if addressed, could have easily prevented such losses.

Regulator: Northern Territory Racing Commission - Australia

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Friday 24th of September 2021

Tipico Co. Ltd Fined £455,265

Tipico fined by Dutch regulator for offering unlicensed gambling products and services to Dutch customers.

Details: Dutch regulator found that Tipico LTD. had allowed customers based in the Netherlands to access unlicensed gambling games through its tipico.com website.

Regulator: Kansspelautoriteit - The Netherlands

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Friday 24th of September 2021

EU Lotto Fined £760,000

EU Lotto fined by UKGC for failing to implement the correct AML procedures and identify players at risk of gambling harm

Details: Investigation revealed that the company failed to implement correct money laundering procedures and protect its customers from the harms of gambling while irregular deposits patterns were ignored.

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

Source: Read More

 
 
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Wednesday 1st of September 2021

Daub Alderney Fined £5,850,000

Daub Alderney fined £5.85 million for social responsibility and AML failures

Details: Investigation reveals that operator allowed players who exhibited signs of problem gambling to lose significant amounts before contacting them. Regulator also found that operator failed to identify source of funds for several large deposits.

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

Source: Read More

 
 
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Saturday 28th of August 2021

Merlehan Bookmaking Pty Ltd Fined £31,884

Topsport fined AUD$60,000 for publishing illegal gambling advertisements

Details: Investigation carried out by the NSW Office of Liquor & Gaming found that the operator had promoted enhanced odds and bonuses in three prohibited ads. The fine was AUD$20,000 for each prohibited ad.

Regulator: Office of Liquor & Gaming NSW - Australia

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Wednesday 25th of August 2021

Caesars Entertainment Fined £2,635,353

Mr Green fined by Swedish gambling regualor for failing to protect customers against harms of gambling and implementing effective AM controls

Details: Fined for failing to identify sources of income on large deposits that should have been flagged as suspicious.

Regulator: Spelinspektionen - Sweden

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Tuesday 13th of July 2021

N1 Interactive Limited Fined £426,700

N1 Interactive Limited fined €500,000 by Dutch Gambling Regulator for operating illegal gambling website

Details: Online games of chance were offered without a license via the website www.betchan.com from 9 January 2020 to 9 September 2020. The Gaming Authority imposes a fine of €500K

Regulator: Kansspelautoriteit - The Netherlands

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Thursday 20th of May 2021

Raging Rhino N.V. Fined £379,637

Raging Rhino N.V. fined by Dutch Gambling regulator for operating illegal gambling website

Details: Fined €440000 for operating illegal website luckydays.com in the Dutch market from 17 January 2020 to 31 July 2020.

Regulator: Kansspelautoriteit - The Netherlands

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Wednesday 19th of May 2021

Fantasy Sports Games LLC Fined £5,316

Fantasy Sports Games fined by Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board for unlicensed fantasy sports contests

Details: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board found that Fantasy Sports Games LLC had allowed players within the state to register and play DFS games for real money prior to receiving license approval.

Regulator: Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board - United States

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Tuesday 27th of April 2021

LeoVegas Fined £171,738

LeoVegas fined for allowing customer deposits potentially linked to organized crime

Details: Fined for breaching customer due diligence regulations. The breach occurred in 2019 during Sweden’s first year of market regulation.

Regulator: Spelinspektionen - Sweden

Source: Read More

 
 
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Wednesday 31st of March 2021

A&S Leisure Group Ltd Fined £377,340

A&S Leisure Group Ltd fined by UKGC for failure to implement risk-sensitive policies and controls to prevent money laundering.

Details: Fined for failure to implement risk-sensitive policies and controls to prevent money laundering.

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

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Wednesday 31st of March 2021

Double Diamond Gaming Ltd Fined £247,000

Double Diamond Gaming Ltd fined for failing to identify customers at risk of gambling related harm and for not having the correct AML procedures in place

Details: Fined for failing to identify customers at risk of gambling related harm and for not having the correct AML procedures in place

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

Source: Read More

 
 
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Wednesday 31st of March 2021

Les Croupiers Casino Ltd Fined £202,500

Les Croupiers Casino Ltd receives UKGC sanctions for failure to implement effective safer gambling controls and effective AML controls

Details: Fined for Failure to implement effective safer gambling controls and effective AML controls

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

Source: Read More

 
 
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Wednesday 31st of March 2021

Clockfair Ltd Fined £260,000

Clockfair Ltd fined by UKGC for failing to identify customers at risk of gambling related harm and for not having the correct AML procedures in place

Details: Fined for failing to identify customers at risk of gambling related harm and for not having the correct AML procedures in place

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

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Wednesday 31st of March 2021

Shaftesbury Casino Ltd Fined £260,000

Shaftesbury Casino Ltd fined by UKGC for failing to identify customers at risk of gambling related harm and for not having the correct AML procedures in place

Details: Fined for failing to identify customers at risk of gambling related harm and for not having the correct AML procedures in place

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

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Thursday 25th of March 2021

Casumo Fined £6,000,000

Casumo receives £6m fine and official warning as a result of UK Gambling Commission investigation

Details: Fined for anti-money laundering failings, Social responsibility failings and not taking into account the Commission’s guidance on customer interaction

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

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Thursday 25th of March 2021

Hillside Sports Fined £84,280

Hillside Sports Fined SEK1 Million for Offering Odds on Match Featuring Underage Players

Details: Bet365 operator Hillside Sports fined SEK1 million (€98,000) for offering odds on a friendly match that featured underage players.

Regulator: Spelinspektionen - Sweden

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Wednesday 17th of March 2021

In Touch Games Limited Fined £3,400,000

UK Gambling Commission fined In Touch Games for social responsibility, money laundering and marketing failures.

Details: UKGC investigation finds that the operator and its staff failed to provide support to seven players who were displaying telltakle signs of problem gambling. The UKGC also found that the operator had failed to critically review source of funds information it received from players.

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

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Monday 15th of March 2021

Flutter Entertainment Fined £12,284

Sportsbet fined by Office of Liquor & Gaming NSW for breaching rules relating to the advertising of gambling products and services

Details: Sportsbet found guilty of breaching license conditions by offering online betting bonus in full page ad in local newspaper.

Regulator: Office of Liquor & Gaming NSW - Australia

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Thursday 18th of February 2021

Lovelto Mar LTD Fined £5,194

Dutch Gambling Authority Fines Lovelto Mar Ltd for promotion of illegal gambling

Details: The regulator fined Lovelto Mar LTD €6,000 for promoting unlicensed gambling websites to Dutch players.

Regulator: Kansspelautoriteit - The Netherlands

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Wednesday 17th of February 2021

Casinostugan Fined £2,166,300

Casinostugan fined €2.49m by Swedish Gaming Inspectorate and issued a warning for repeatedly offering bonuses in breach of local gaming laws.

Details: Casinostugan fined SEK 25 million (€2.49m)by Swedish Gaming Inspectorate and issued a warning for repeatedly offering bonuses in breach of local gaming laws.

Regulator: Spelinspektionen - Sweden

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Wednesday 17th of February 2021

ComeOn Sweden Fined £2,958,000

ComeOn Sweden fined €3.4mby Swedish Gaming Inspectorate and issued a warning for repeatedly offering bonuses in breach of local gaming laws.

Details: ComeOn Sweden fined SEK 35 million (€3.4m) by Swedish Gaming Inspectorate and issued a warning for repeatedly offering bonuses in breach of local gaming laws.

Regulator: Spelinspektionen - Sweden

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Wednesday 17th of February 2021

Hajper Ltd Fined £4,263,000

Hajper Ltd fined SEK 50 million (€4.9m) by Swedish Gaming Inspectorate and issued a warning for repeatedly offering bonuses in breach of local gaming laws.

Details: Hajper Ltd fined SEK 50 million (€4.9m) by Swedish Gaming Inspectorate and issued a warning for repeatedly offering bonuses in breach of local gaming laws.

Regulator: Spelinspektionen - Sweden

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Wednesday 17th of February 2021

Snabbare Ltd Fined £5,568,000

Snabbare Ltd fined €6.4m by Swedish Gaming Inspectorate and issued a warning for repeatedly offering bonuses in breach of local gaming laws.

Details: Snabbare Ltd fined SEK 65 million (€6.4m) by Swedish Gaming Inspectorate and issued a warning for repeatedly offering bonuses in breach of local gaming laws.

Regulator: Spelinspektionen - Sweden

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Thursday 28th of January 2021

White Hat Gaming Fined £1,300,000

White Hat Gaming to Pay £1.3M Following UKGC Sanctions

Details: The operator failed to look identify the source of funds for one customer and the company failed to prevent overspending and to place limits on accounts that incur heavy losses over a short period of time

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

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Wednesday 20th of January 2021

1X Corp N.V./Exinvest Limited Fined £354,560

1X Corp fined €400,000 for running illegal online gambling websites in Dutch market

Details: The operator fined 1X Corp N.V. for running 83 unlicensed gambling websites in the Netherlands from February 16th 2018 to July 26th 2018.

Regulator: Kansspelautoriteit - The Netherlands

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Friday 8th of January 2021

Virtual Coin Gaming NV Fined £540,540

Netherlands Regulator hits Curaçao operator with €600K penalty

Details: The KSA named Virtual Coin Gaming as the operating firm of unlicensed domains futgalaxy.nl and futgamer.net – websites deemed to be actively targeting Dutch consumers.

Regulator: Kansspelautoriteit - The Netherlands

Source: Read More

Total Financial Penalties in 2020: £44,734,173

 
 
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Tuesday 1st of December 2020

TabCorp Fined £16,101

TabCorp fined AUD$30,000 for publishing an inducement to gamble or open a betting account on social media

Details: The NSW Office of Liquor & Gaming found that the company had published prohbited ads on Instagram that encouraged players to register to gamble online.

Regulator: Office of Liquor & Gaming NSW - Australia

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Thursday 12th of November 2020

Boylesports Enterprise Fined £2,800,000

BoyleSports fined for Anti Money-Laundering failures

Details: The regulator revealed that the operator failed to have an appropriate money laundering risk assessment in place. It was also found that its anti-money laundering policies, procedures and controls were unsuitable and therefore could not be implemented effectively.

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

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Tuesday 20th of October 2020

DraftKings LLC Fined £3,861

DraftKings fined by Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission for late download of self-ban list data

Details: The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission found that DraftKings had failed to download an updated self-ban list within the timeframe designated by its license conditions. The operator agreed to pay USD$20,000 but the Commission reduced this to USD$5,000 as it was afirst offence.

Regulator: Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission - USA

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Monday 28th of September 2020

GAN PLC Fined £46,000

Regulator hits GAN PLC with £46,000 fine due to social responsibility, risk assessment and AML failures

Details: social responsibility, risk assessment and AML failures

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

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Monday 28th of September 2020

NetBet Fined £748,000

Netbet fined £748k after regulator finds inadequate AML controls and significant shortcomings for its responsible gambling policies and procedures.

Details: Regulator found inadequate AML controls and significant shortcomings for its responsible gambling policies and procedures.

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

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Monday 28th of September 2020

BGO Entertainment Fined £2,000,000

Social responsibility and AML control failures lead to £2,000,000 Fine

Details: systemic failings with its social responsibility and AML controls, which affected a number of customers playing on its online casino properties.

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

Source: Read More

 
 
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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

Source: Read More

 
 
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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

Source: Read More

 
 
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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

Source: Read More

 
 
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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

Source: Read More

 
 
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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

Source: Read More

Total Financial Penalties in 2019: £17,639,078

 
 
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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

Source: Read More

 
 
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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

Source: Read More

 
 
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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

Source: Read More

 
 
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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

Source: Read More

 
 
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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

Source: Read More

 
 
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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

Source: Read More

 
 
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Tuesday 25th of June 2019

DraftKings LLC Fined £6,363

DraftKings fined by New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement for cooling-off glitch in software

Details: DraftKings reported itself to the regulator following the discovery of a glitch that affected players ability to set their status to 'cooling off' designed to limit gambling activity.

Regulator: NJ Division of Gaming Enforcement - USA

Source: Read More

 
 
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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

Source: Read More

 
 
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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

Source: Read More

 
 
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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

Source: Read More

 
 
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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

Source: Read More

 
 
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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

Source: Read More

 
 
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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

Source: Read More

 
 
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Wednesday 15th of May 2019

Betit Operations Limited Fined £1,400,000

Betit Operations Limited fined for AML weaknesses and social responsibility failures

Details: Fined £1,400,000 for failing to identify source or funds and to implement AML controls.

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

Source: Read More

 
 
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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

Source: Read More

 
 
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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

Source: Read More

 
 
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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

Source: Read More

Total Financial Penalties in 2018: £20,915,705

 
 
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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

Source: Read More

 
 
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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

Source: Read More

 
 
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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

Source: Read More

 
 
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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

Source: Read More

 
 
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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

Source: Read More

 
 
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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

Source: Read More

 
 
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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

Source: Read More

 
 
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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

Source: Read More

 
 
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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

Source: Read More

 
 
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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

Source: Read More

 
 
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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

Source: Read More

 
 
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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

Source: Read More

 
 
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Wednesday 28th of March 2018

Bonne Terre Ltd Fined £1,000,000

SkyBet fined £1 million by UKGC for failing to protect vulnerable consumers

Details: Investigation found that 736 self-excluded customers opened duplicate accounts while 50,000 self-excluded customers received bet promotions. 36,748 self-excluded customers didn't have their funds returned to them after closing their accounts.

Regulator: UK Gambling Commission - United Kingdom

Source: Read More

 
 
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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

Source: Read More

Total Financial Penalties in 2017: £8,365,000

 
 
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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

Source: Read More

 
 
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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

Source: Read More

 
 
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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

Source: Read More

Total Financial Penalties in 2016: £4,132,000

 
 
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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

Source: Read More

 
 
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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

Source: Read More

 
 
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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

Source: Read More

 
 
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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

Source: Read More

Total Financial Penalties in 2014: £184,500

 
 
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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

Source: Read More

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