Published: 14 December 2022 by Alex Tomlinson, Trainee Solicitor
The First-Tier Tribunal have dismissed an appeal lodged by Daub Alderney Limited against a penalty imposed by the Gambling Commission.
In September 2021 the Gambling Commission fined Daub Alderney £5.85 million for anti-money laundering and social responsibility failings.
Social responsibility failings included neglecting to have effective policies and procedures for customer interactions. One example included a customer losing £39,000 in a three-and-a-half-month period having received only one safer gambling message and two pop ups.
Anti- Money Laundering failings included allowing a single customer to deposit £50,000 before Daub Alderney sought source of funds evidence.
Daud Alderney, a Rank Group company, with domain names including aspers.com, kittybingo.com, and luckyvip.com, lodged the appeal on the basis the financial penalty levied by the Gambling Commission was ‘excessive, unfair and disproportionate’
Judge Findlay dismissed the appeal and stated the financial penalty was a ‘fair and reasonable regulatory response.’
Licensees might note this decision as an example of the Tribunal confirming the approach taken by the Commission when imposing financial penalties.
The First-Tier Tribunal have dismissed an appeal against a penalty imposed by the Gambling Commission.
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