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04.2019

LeoVegas once again under the scrutiny of the UK Gambling Commission

By Sophie Couard
A problem gamble stole £20,000 from his mother and lost it at a sister site of LeoVegas.

The UK Gambling Commission is well-known as a tough regulatory authority. Just ask 32Red who was fined £2m last year for failing to adequately protect players between November 2014 and April 2017. As it happens, LeoVegas is no stranger to fines either as they too were hit with a £600,000 fine last year, by the UK Gambling Commission, for a number of infractions. Well, LeoVegas is back in the news as they are being investigated once again for breaching conditions of their licence.

Gambling addict lost £20,000 he stole from his mother

The player in question allegedly stole £20,000 from his mother and lost it all gambling at a sister site of the Swedish operator LeoVegas. The first problem was that the casino had waited until he had lost his money before identifying him as a problem gambler – and then blocked him! To make matters worse, the player was bombarded with emails of up to four a day encouraging him to play.

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UK Gambling Commission investigation still in progress

The UK Gambling Commission is investigating allegations that LeoVegas failed to verify a problem gambler's identification and that the player was being encouraged to gamble with four emails a day.

The UK Gambling Commission is still investigating the matter, which is serious as it could result in the loss of LeoVegas' license to operate in the UK market. We'll have to wait to see how events unfold in this case.

By Sophie Couard
By Sophie Couard - EDITOR

I am a great fan of gambling, I became a croupier to finance my studies. After my high school diploma in economic and social sciences , I obtained a bachelor's degree in economics and then a master in philosophy with a thesis on player behavior. After working in an online casino customer support, I became a writer on FeedBack Casino.