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Mr Green to Cough up £3m in Fines

by Glenn Baird - February 27, 2020

The UK’s regulatory body has revealed today that Mr Green will be forced to pay the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms 3 million pounds for failing to meet regulatory expectations.

The UKGC drew the following conclusions following a targeted investigation, that Mr Green:

– did not carry out social responsibility interaction with a customer who won £50,000, gambled it away and deposited thousands more pounds

– took ten-year-old evidence of a £176,000 claims payout as satisfactory evidence of source of funds (SOF) for a customer who deposited over £1m

– accepted a photograph of a laptop screen showing currency in dollars on an alleged crypto trading account as adequate SOF.

Richard Watson, Gambling Commission Executive Director, said: “Our investigation uncovered systemic failings in respect of both Mr Green’s social responsibility and AML controls which affected a significant number of customers across its online casinos.

“Consumers in Britain have the right to know that there are checks and balances in place which will help keep them safe and ensure gambling is crime-free – and we will continue to crack down on operators who fail in this area.”

Mr Green is now 1 of 9 gambling firms to be fined has part of a series of regulatory investigations that has resulted in over £20m worth of fines in two years.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland sits to the north-west of mainland Europe. The United Kingdom shares a border with The Republic of Ireland and has coasts on the Atlantic Ocean, Celtic Sea, North Sea, Irish Sea and English Channel. The population of the UK is approaching the 67.6 million mark leading to a fairly densely populated land mass. The gambling sector in the United Kingdom is entirely regulated and licensed by the UKGC – the United Kingdom Gambling Commission. Should players resident In the UK wish to gamble with foreign based operators there is no history of this being treated as a criminal offence, but high levels of protection exist for UK residents playing with UK licensed operators.

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