InTouch & GIG fined £2 Million each by UKGC

mack341

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nearly every dep I've ever made is with a prepaid card and it's always been withdrawn to my bank acct

so if youngsters in the uk below 18 did this, theoretically the bank could spot it as a gambling transaction, but then I wonder would the bank contact the casino to tell them the player's underage or maybe reverse the payment back to the casino :confused:
 

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so if youngsters in the uk below 18 did this, theoretically the bank could spot it as a gambling transaction, but then I wonder would the bank contact the casino to tell them the player's underage or maybe reverse the payment back to the casino :confused:
I suppose it depends if the bank recognizes it comes from a casino, or sees it as simply as some sort of international wire transfer from 'X' company abroad; I doubt many, if any, have 'casino' in the title
 

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They won't have anything casino-themed in the statements, even I'm puzzled as to what half of the names on my statements are ("oh yeah, that one was Ladbrokes") but no one can seriously tell me that the UKGC and banks can't find a way to block underage gambling transactions. It's complete horseshit and could have been sorted years ago :cool:

Meanwhile I'm being given the runaround with pop-up after pop-up each time using online banking for my £20 deposit, text message alerts (thankyou) and whatever else like I'm flippin' Al Capone.

Too little too late and a half-arsed by the UKGC. They really are the BTG of governing bodies
 

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Its not that bizarre, a casino employee bringing attention to others' failings, yet didn't make a thread when his employers were fined for similar matters (a voluntary payment is a fine in another word)
I did not realise that was the case. Makes sense. There are quite a few members here that are very pro casino / very anti UKGC so as bizarre an opinion as it was, it wasn't entirely out of place.
 

mikeMega

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Tut Tut MT securetrade..... with all these fines your going to lose your "highroller"s because bad press showing your underhand antics publically is enough to make a "casinopop"!!
A wise man once said.....you are always "Rizk"ing your "Guts" indulging in dodgy "Calzones" :)
 

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Its not that bizarre, a casino employee bringing attention to others' failings, yet didn't make a thread when his employers were fined for similar matters (a voluntary payment is a fine in another word)
He seems to be a rather underhanded chap, who doesn't do anything to help the credibility of his employers (or, it may even be his casino), in fact quite the opposite
 

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So, 45 casinos tested on the new rules post 7th of May. Happy to say all bar 1 casino has done the appropriate checks.

However, now up to 4 casinos who have checked the ID, Address, bank statement and verified the accounts fully despite the DOB being wrong....so far from perfect so far.

Not making a new post just yet on here so just tagging it on here. Have given the 4 casinos opportunity to explain the mistakes. The other, K8, who simply don't do the verification have been reported to the UKGC as they are unwilling to cooperate.

Once complete I will do posts on pre 7th of May and post 7th of May.
 

Jj24680

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Its great they have been fined but those amounts are nothing compared to what these casino's earn daily. They probably earn more than 700k in a hour. Bigger fines might deter them in future because it would hit them where it hurts. What's a hours wage to them when they have raked in probably 10x that from behaving in unscrupulous ways. They rake in let's say 10 million pounds from screwing the vulnerable and then pay a naughty fine of 700k. They will always be in the green and carry on doing it. The UKGC needs to take back every penny a unscrupulous casino made from the vulnerable people then hit them with a tasty fine on top. That might make them think twice in future.
 

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Its great they have been fined but those amounts are nothing compared to what these casino's earn daily. They probably earn more than 700k in a hour. Bigger fines might deter them in future because it would hit them where it hurts. What's a hours wage to them when they have raked in probably 10x that from behaving in unscrupulous ways. They rake in let's say 10 million pounds from screwing the vulnerable and then pay a naughty fine of 700k. They will always be in the green and carry on doing it. The UKGC needs to take back every penny a unscrupulous casino made from the vulnerable people then hit them with a tasty fine on top. That might make them think twice in future.
i think your estimates are a bit high :p
you can actually find their quarterly reports online
 
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