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August 20, 2019

The operator will divest £147,741 and make a £152,259 payment in lieu

UKGC imposes USD 375 K fine and new licenses conditions on Casino 36

UKGC imposes USD 375 K fine and new licenses conditions on Casino 36
“As a result of Casino 36’s failings stolen money could have flowed unchecked through their casino and vulnerable customers were placed at risk of harm," said Richard Watson, Commission Executive Director.
United Kingdom | 07/12/2019

Personal management license holders at Casino 36 must undertake extra training as part of a £300,000 (USD 375.927) penalty package for money laundering and social responsibility failures.

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Gambling Commission investigation revealed Casino 36 had failed to ensure adequate customer Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD), Source of Funds (SOF) and Source of Wealth (SOW) checks were carried out for 33 customers. The operator also failed to ensure sufficient customer interaction was taking place when customers were potentially displaying signs of suffering gambling harm.

As part of a settlement, the operator will divest £147,741 and make a £152,259 payment in lieu of a financial penalty which the Commission would otherwise impose for breaches of the Licence conditions and codes of practice. Casino 36 will also have further conditions added to its license.

Richard Watson, Commission Executive Director, said: “As a result of Casino 36’s failings stolen money could have flowed unchecked through their casino and vulnerable customers were placed at risk of harm. This is simply not acceptable.

“Operators have to understand their customer base. This can only be achieved if they know their customers and ask the right questions to meet both their anti-money laundering and social responsibility obligations.”

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