UKGC Fines Operator NSUS Limited £672,000 For Multiple Failings

Gambling Commission NSUS Limited

Gambling operator NSUS Limited has been fined by the Gambling Commission for multiple failings.

According to the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC), the operator, which trades as GGPoker and operates the website, has been ordered to pay a £672,829 penalty for social responsibility and anti-money laundering failures.

The social responsibility failures included failing to identify and interact with customers who may be at risk of experiencing gambling-related harm.

According to the Commission, NSUS Limited also allowed marketing emails to be sent to 125 self-excluded customers, failing to take all reasonable steps to prevent this from happening.

What’s more, the operator failed to conduct adequate risk assessments of the business being used for money laundering and terrorist financing and failed to ensure the firm had the appropriate policies, controls, and procedures to prevent said issues.

The UK Gambling Commission’s Review

The failures were identified after the UKGC launched a review into NSUS Limited and found it to have breached paragraphs one, two and three of licence condition 12.1.1 and licence condition 12.1.2. regarding anti-money laundering.

It also found that NSUS Limited failed to comply with the social responsibility code of practice 3.4.1 regarding customer interaction.

As a result, the Commission fined the operator and issued an official warning under section 117 (a) (a) of the Gambling Act 2005.

The news comes after the Gambling Commission fined Betfred owner Petfre Limited, Smarkets, and LeoVegas for social responsibility and anti-money laundering failings.

It also fined Betway Limited for marketing failures after the firm’s logo appeared on the children’s pages of West Ham United Football Club’s website.