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UK – Betfred fined £322,000 for money laundering failures

Online gambling operator Petfre (Gibraltar) Limited, trading as Betfred, will pay £322,000 for money laundering failures following an investigation by the Gambling Commission. The investigation revealed 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…

The Netherlands – Dutch Gambling Authority fines bwin.com

The Dutch Gaming Authority has imposed a fine of E350,000 on ElectraWorks Limited. This company, based in Gibraltar, offers online gambling via the website bwin.com. Research by the KSA revealed that at least for a certain period of time online games of chance were offered via the website bwin.com. There was a large selection of…

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

Systemic failings at the Ladbrokes Coral 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, while further investigations into the actions of Personal Management Licence holders continue. An investigation by the Gambling Commission found between November 2014 and October 2017…

UK – Platinum Gaming ordered to pay £1.6m fine

An online gambling operator will pay £1.6m for failing to identify gambling harm and prevent money laundering. The Gambling Commission launched an investigation following reports that a convicted fraudster had spent £629,420 of stolen money with Platinum Gaming. During Commission inquiries it was revealed the customer’s deposits were so high and losses so significant Platinum…

Sweden – Aspire Global fined by Swedish Gambling Authority

Aspire Global has been fined by Spelinspektionen (The Swedish Gambling Authority) following the delayed integration with the national self-shutdown register Spelpaus. In addition to a warning, Spelinspektionen has decided on a penalty fee amounting to SEK3m. Aspire Global has been notified of the decision by Spelinspektionen. In favour of Aspire Global, the report states that…

Australia – PointsBet fined for offering inducements to gamble

Australian betting operator PointsBet has been convicted and fined $20,000 for posting an illegal gambling advertisement in New South Wales. The penalty was handed down in Downing Centre Local Court on Tuesday 9 April after PointsBet pleaded guilty to offering people in NSW illegal inducements to gamble. The prosecution follows an investigation by Liquor &…

US – Nevada regulator fines Wynn Resorts $20m for failure to ‘govern itself’

Wynn Resorts has been hit with a record fine of $20m by the Nevada Gaming Commission Nevada for its failure to properly ‘govern itself’ as its former CEO and Chairman Steve Wynn allegedly sexual harassed or assaulted several women working for the company. Wynn Resorts will retain its operating license by paying the settlement approved…

UK – Paddy Power Betfair to pay penalty

A Gambling Commission investigation has revealed that Paddy Power Betfair (PPB) failed to adequately interact with customers who were displaying signs of problem gambling and failed to adequately carry out anti-money laundering checks. Two of the customers were using PPB’s betting exchange and a further three were gambling using the operator’s online presence and retail…

Russia – Google faces fine as Putin cracks down on online

Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service has fined google $1,600 for allowing gambling ads to be placed on the Google search engine available to Russians. The watchdog imposed the fine due to ‘the distribution of gambling, their organizers and related services in the Google search engine on the territory of the Russian Federation.’ The fine comes as…