The UK Gambling Commission announced Wednesday that it is mandating online casino NSUS Limited to pay £672,829 ($743,536) in fines after an investigation revealed social responsibility and anti-money laundering failures. The operator – which trades as GGPoker and operates ggpoker.co.uk – will also receive an official warning for the failures.
Social responsibility failures detected in NSUS Limited operations include the business failing to identify customers who may be at risk of experiencing harms associated with gambling, and failing to interact with customers who may be at risk of experiencing harms associated with gambling.
Moreover, the operator also failed to take all reasonable steps to prevent any marketing material from being sent to self-excluded customers when it sent marketing emails to 125 self-excluded customers.
Gambling operator NSUS Limited to pay a £672,829 penalty for social responsibility and anti-money laundering failures https://t.co/rD4RZiJak7
— Gambling Commission (@GamRegGB) October 12, 2022 When it comes to anti-money laundering failures, the issues involved failing to conduct adequate risk assessments of the business being used for money laundering and terrorist financing and failing to ensure they have appropriate policies, procedures, and controls to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing.
The regulatory measure is the latest in a string for the Commission. It was just last month when the Gambling Commission fined Petfre Limited, the parent company of Betfred, $3.06 million for similar failures.
At the time, Leanne Oxley, Gambling Commission Director of Enforcement and Intelligence, said of Betfred’s failings: “We expect this gambling business and all other licensees to review this case and look closely to see if they need to make further improvements to demonstrate active compliance. Where standards do not improve, tougher enforcement will follow.”