The UK Gambling Commission has suspended LEBOM, which bills itself as a football predictor game, from carrying out its business for failing to integrate the safer gambling self-exclusion scheme GAMSTOP.
In the latest action taken by the regulator, the company’s pool betting licence has been immediately suspended from operating until the Commission “is satisfied that the operator has fully integrated GAMSTOP”.
Furthermore, the UKGC has also launched a review of LEBOM’s licence under section 116 of the Gambling Act 2005.
This permits such an undertaking for one of a number of reasons, including if the UKGC suspects that activities haven’t been carried out in accordance with a condition of the licence, believes that the licensee may be unsuitable to carry on the licensed activities or simply thinks a review would be appropriate.
LEBOM has been reminded of an expectation to focus on treating consumers fairly and keeping them fully informed of any developments which impact them. This action does not prevent players from accessing accounts and withdrawing funds.
Kay Roberts, Executive Director of Operations, said: “GAMSTOP provides a crucial service for people who feel they are suffering gambling harm. It is simply unacceptable for any online operator to fail to integrate with the scheme.”