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SkyBetting And Gaming Fined £1 Million By Gambling Commission

Tuesday, Apr. 3rd 2018 7:58 AM

Gambling Commission - SkyBet

SkyBet Fined
Over £1m

Another hefty fine has been levied against a gambling operator and once again it’s for shortcomings in the social responsibility area! This time it is Sky Betting and Gaming and whilst the fine is a lot less than that of 888, £1 million is still quite a hit on the bottom line for this operator!

The failures that the Gambling Commission found all related to Sky Betting and Gaming customers who had self-excluded. Players who are having trouble controlling their gambling use this tool. A self-exclusion requests the operator to refuse their custom.

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William Hill Hit With £6.2 Million Fine

Saturday, Feb. 24th 2018 7:56 AM

Over the last few months we have seen a number of online gambling operators hit with some pretty hefty fines from the Gambling Commission. The largest to date was £7.8 million against 888 but on Tuesday 20th February, the Commission published details of a £6.2 million fine levied against William Hill.

The majority of the fines that have been dished out by the Gambling Commission have been around failures in social responsibility and anti-money laundering. In the case of William Hill, the Commission described those failings as ‘systematic’ and upon reading the examples that are given in the article published on the official website here, you can’t help but wonder how the systems failed so badly.

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Social Responsibility Failures Cost Butlers Bingo

Tuesday, Dec. 12th 2017 7:26 AM

Over the last few months we have seen some quite large fines levied against a number of gambling operators for failures around the social responsibility policies. Gala were fined £2.3 million and 888 a massive £7.8 million. Broadway Gaming (the company responsible for Butlers Bingo and a number of other online bingo sites) appear to have got off quite likely with a fine of £100,000 for their shortcomings.

The Gambling Commission (UKGC) chose to investigate the company after an Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) ruling that was published back in June 2016. There had been one complaint about an onsite advert that focused on the welcome offer, an offer that was ‘Deposit £10, play with £25’. The complainant felt the ad was misleading because the significant terms around wagering were not clear. The ASA agreed and upheld the complaint.

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888 Fined For Responsible Gambling Error

Thursday, Sep. 7th 2017 7:06 AM

888 Fine

UKGC Fine
888 £7.8M

A few months ago now I started receiving emails from Security at Cassava telling me my accounts had been closed at a number of different bingo sites on the Dragonfish network. The same happened with all sites powered by the same software. I thought at the time they were doing what had happened with other players, that I was being banned for what they consider to be bonus abuse.

This was not the case, and when I started receiving emails from them requesting bank details, I asked what was going on. It turns out that when I closed my 888 Poker account a few years ago, 888 should have closed all associated accounts.

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bgo Fined By UK Gambling Commission

Saturday, May. 13th 2017 7:35 AM

bgo Entertainment recently received a rather hefty fine from the UK Gambling Commission for breach of their license requirements. bgo fell foul of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) after they were approached time and time again with regards to how they marketed and advertised free bets and bonuses. The fine they were landed with was £300,000 and is the first of its kind issued to a gambling company.

If you’re a regular reader of our pages then you will know that many online bingo and gaming companies have had their virtual wrists slapped by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) over how they advertise their products. We have seen many commercials banned because of a breach of the BCAP or CAP codes but the ASA do not have the power to impose a fine. The UKGC

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