In Touch Games Fined £6.1 Million
It has been a couple of years now since I last shared an article talking about companies being fined within the casino industry. Unfortunately, this is a common occurrence, with fines reaching over 10 Million in some cases. These fines are for numerous different reasons, but usually due to failing/breaching license conditions. There are many licenses that can be acquired by casino brands; the two most popular are the UK Gambling Commission and Malta Gaming Authority licenses. Failing license conditions can lead to the license being revoked and penalties. In 2020 Casino Caesars Entertainment was fined £13 Million by the UK Gambling Commission for Systematic Failings. The most recent breach is by In Touch Games, who was just fined £6.1 Million; read on to learn why;
In Touch Games operates 11 websites, which include 9 casinos, its own website and a casino provider. Failing a compliance assessment in March 2022. Also, Failing multiple license conditions under Social Responsibility and Anti-Money Laundering. This is not the first time In Touch Games has been fined. The company was previously fined a £2.2 Million settlement for regulatory failures in 2019. Another was fined £3.4 Million in 2021 with a warning for more failures. Fined a third time this year for £6.1 Million for failures once again. Failures are listed by The Gambling Commission.
Kay Roberts, Executive Director of Operations, said: “Considering this operator’s history of failings, we expected to see significant improvement when we carried out our planned compliance assessment. Disappointingly, although many improvements had been made, there was still more to do.
“This £6.1m fine shows that we will take escalating enforcement action where failures are repeated, and all licensees should be acutely aware of this.”