This case shows yet again how flawed the entire system is.
Under these new circumstances with SOW, AML and whatever other acronyms they can come up with, no casino should be allowed to accept a deposit until all checks have been satisfactorily completed.
BGO here was happy to take GBP8,000, no questions asked, no account lock. They might have sent an email but nothing else that would show "due care" for AML or SOW. Instead, they kept accepting deposits, no issue whatsoever. They went into action mode only once a withdrawal is submitted.
IIRC, the UKGC reiterated in one of their last publications that winnings cannot be held to ransom. What happened with that?
I understood this throughout the whole situation and I know that my playing with online casinos came to an end regardless of the result in this case. I'm feeling a bit vulnerable waiting for the results of the hearing, unable to do more than waiting for ADR decision.