The UK Gambling Commission has discovered social responsibility and anti-money laundering failures at gambling operator NSUS, which is to pay a £672,829 penalty for the infractions.
The operator, which trades as GGPoker and operates www.ggpoker.co.uk, will also receive an official warning for breaching licence conditions 12.1.1 and 12.1.2 regarding anti-money laundering, as well as failing to comply with social responsibility code of practice.
Social responsibility failures discovered at the online casino included failing to identify customers who may be at risk of experiencing harms associated with gambling.
Furthermore, it was also found that the group failed to interact with customers that it is said “may be at risk of experiencing harms associated with gambling”.
“The operator also failed to take all reasonable steps to prevent any marketing material being sent to self-excluded customers when it sent marketing emails to 125 self-excluded customers,” a UKGC media update said.
AML shortcomings uncovered included a failure to conduct adequate risk assessments of the business being used for money laundering and terrorist financing.
It was also found that the company did not ensure that it had appropriate policies, procedures and controls to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing.
This becomes the latest in a slew of actions undertaken by the regulator, which last month saw Betfred receive a £2.87m financial penalty after an investigation, between October 2019 and December 2020, found a series of social responsibility and anti-money laundering failures.
Last month also saw Betway pay a total of £408,915 after the UKGC discovered marketing material on the children’s pages of West Ham United’s website.