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    Online gambling giant 888 has been fined a record GBP 7.8 million (US$10 million) for allowing 7,000 self-excluded customers to continue playing over the course of 13 months. According to local media, the Gambling Commission found that a “technical failure” in the operator’s’ system allowed these vulnerable players to continue accessing their accounts and playing. […]

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    Testing laboratory NMi announced that they have partnered with DraftKings, a skills-based Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) platform, to carry out their compliance testing in the UK. NMi will be testing and certifying the full range of DraftKings fantasy sports contests on desktop and mobile platforms to ensure compliance with the UKGC technical standards.   Julian […]

    Paddy Power fined over £280,000 for anti-money laundering and KYC failings

    Paddy Power has said it will donate £280,000 (US$390,000) to socially responsible causes after a UK Gambling Commission investigation found it to be failing to control money-laundering at its shops, local media reports. It was found Paddy Power had a “number of serious failings” in relation to how it dealt with three customers. The first […]

    Asia-facing U.K. football sponsorships face scrutiny

    The future of high-profile sponsorships of British football teams by largely Asian-facing sports-betting and online casino brands could be in doubt if proposals put forward by the UK’s main opposition party come into force.

    U.K. VIP business struggles on stringent AML

    The UK’s gambling regulator has turned up the heat on casinos where money laundering is concerned, requiring rigorous background checks on wealthy international clients, including those from Mainland China, which is having an a detrimental effect on VIP business. Some upmarket operators are warning some high rollers are choosing to go elsewhere.