Feb 27, 2020

William Hill gambling site Mr Green to pay £3m penalty

Online gaming firm Mr Green, which is owned by William Hill, has been hit with a £3m penalty for failing to protect gambling addicts. The Gambling Commission also said the company did not have effective procedures to check customers were using legitimate sources of money. The company also accepted a 10-year-old document showing a £176,000 claims payout as satisfactory evidence of source of funds for a customer who deposited more than £1m. Mr Green is the ninth company to face penalties as part of a probe by the Gambling Commission into safeguarding failures by online casinos and poor measures to prevent money laundering. The Gambling Commission has issued more than £20m in penalties since 2018. "Our investigation uncovered systemic failings in respect of both Mr Green's social responsibility and anti-money laundering controls which affected a significant number of customers across its online casinos," said Richard Watson, the Gambling Commission's executive director.

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