Breakdown of fines incurred by operators for failings

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Dear Gambling Commission,

Please can you provide me with the details of all fines/penalties received by licences operators for the last 5 years? Can you please include the date of the fine, the operator who received it and the total amount?

In addition to the above, please can you provide me with the details on how the funds from the fine have been spent. I'm specifically looking at how much has been paid back to the victims of crime, how much has been donated to responsible gambling causes and how much has been given to the treasury.

Yours faithfully,

Matthew

Freedom of Information, Gambling Commission

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Dear Mr Rushton

 

Thank you for your request which has been processed under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000; which has been answered as follows:

 

Gambling licensees

 

Under s121 of the Gambling Act 2005, all financial penalties after
deduction of the Commission’s costs are paid to the Consolidated fund.

 

Operator Date fine imposed Amount Paid/due to be paid
the Consolidated Fund
Gary Wiltshire 13/05/2014 £2,500 Commission costs
exceeded fine
Diamond Gaming Group 08/09/2015 £5,000 Commission costs
Limited exceeded fine
David Neville Porter 23/02/2016 £10,000 £5,388.12
(7855)
BGO Entertainment 02/05/2017 £300,000 £264,939.00
Limited (39533)
   
 
ElectraWorks Limited 14/02/2018 £350,000 £345,321.38
(39011)

 
Daub Alderney Limited 06/11/2018 £7.1million £7,024,620.12
Casumo Services Ltd 06/11/2018 £5.85million £5,769,587.29

 

 

For the avoidance of doubt, the above does not include regulatory
settlements. Please see attached a list of the regulatory settlements
(previously referred to as voluntary settlements). and have added a link
to the public statement for each. This of course does not include any
voluntary divestments or settlements with consumers which operators may
have undertaken outside of the context of a regulatory settlement, which
the Commission may not be privy to.

 

Where appropriate, the Commission may seek to fulfil its statutory
obligations through means which stop short of imposing a formal sanction.
One means of achieving this will be by way of regulatory settlement. A
regulatory settlement is not a sanction; it is an agreement between the
Commission and an operator to agree a course of action which meets the
Commission’s regulatory objectives without having to use the Commission’s
regulatory powers. Save in respect of any agreed contribution to our
investigation costs, funds from regulatory settlements are not sent to or
kept by the Commission. Where practicable, the operator will return money
to any identified victims but where this is not possible, the money should
be given to socially responsible causes. Socially responsible purposes
would include purposes which address gambling related harm or in some way
promotes one or more of the licensing objectives. Where payments are made
with the aim of addressing gambling-related harm, the presumption is that
the money would be paid to the GambleAware to be used for specific agreed
purposes that accelerate their commissioning plans.

 

Camelot, National Lottery Licensee

 

All fines levied against Camelot are paid for the benefit of good causes
through the National Lottery Distribution Fund or the Olympic Lottery
Distribution Fund. For further information about good causes, please see
the National Lottery’s good causes [1]website.

 

Matter Date fine imposed Amount
Lotto Jackpot calculation error 26/08/2014 £100,000
Incorrect Lotto Millionaire Raffle results 23/06/2016 £300,000
number published on website
Prize Game Control Failings 16/12/2016 £3million

 

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