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KYC Checks UK

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by EkJR, Sep 30, 2018.

    Sep 30, 2018
  1. EkJR

    EkJR Full Member

    Location:
    Glasgow
    Anyone familiar with the rules surrounding this? According to the UKGC a casino has 72 hours to verify someone's identity and age. If you are not asked for your details, I.e passport etc within 72 hours then are you playing illegally? Also what happens if details are wrong on sign up, for instance, a digit out on DOB or mis-spelt name etc?

    If someone can confirm it would be appreciated.
     
  2. Sep 30, 2018
  3. colinsunderland

    colinsunderland Experienced Member MM webmeister

    Occupation:
    affiliate
    Location:
    uk
    Most UK based casinos do a soft check on your credit file to confirm it. No idea how casinos who don't, manage to do age verification.
     
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  4. Sep 30, 2018
  5. EkJR

    EkJR Full Member

    Location:
    Glasgow
    I thought this was the case but surely if they do that then they can highlight incorrect details yes?
     
  6. Sep 30, 2018
  7. deaconk78

    deaconk78 Newbie member

    Location:
    United Kingdom
    i don't think they have to ask you within 72 hours but rather they have 72 hours from requesting your documents to confirm all the details are correct .
     
  8. Sep 30, 2018
  9. EkJR

    EkJR Full Member

    Location:
    Glasgow
    Not according to the UKGC. They say

    "If you have opened an account and deposited money, the company has 72 hours to check that you are old enough to gamble. If it can't confirm your age within that time it must freeze the account"
    Also says similar about identity for money laundering.
     
  10. Sep 30, 2018
  11. Nicola

    Nicola Casino Affiliate MM mm1 webmeister

    Occupation:
    Web Developer
    Location:
    Green Park, London
    When registering from the UK, the registration entries are immediately cross-referenced with GAMSTOP, then most Jersey/Gibraltar/IoM casinos use a VerifyMe service for age/address checking. Malta based casinos will normally request manual verification of photo ID and address within 72 hours.
     
  12. Sep 30, 2018
  13. EkJR

    EkJR Full Member

    Location:
    Glasgow
    Thanks for confirming. This is mandatory i understand?
     
  14. Sep 30, 2018
  15. Nicola

    Nicola Casino Affiliate MM mm1 webmeister

    Occupation:
    Web Developer
    Location:
    Green Park, London
    GAMSTOP is currently optional for operators, expected to be compulsory from December 2018 but is subject to ongoing IT issues. For UKGC licensed operators, age and address must be verified within 72 hours of opening an account or it will be closed automatically. But when the operator is duel-licenced (e.g. UKGC/MGA) there is some leeway on this. All accounts on MGA must be verified when withdrawals exceed €2300 (or GBP equivalent) that is why so many disputes appear months/years later.
     
  16. Oct 1, 2018
  17. EkJR

    EkJR Full Member

    Location:
    Glasgow
    Hi, do you know what details casinos are supposed to be checking on Gamstop? Interesting that you mention IT issues. Might explain why so many are having problems with it.
     
  18. Oct 1, 2018
  19. MaltesePlayer

    MaltesePlayer Experienced Member

    Occupation:
    Risk & Payments Analyst
    Location:
    Malta
    Here you go :)

    This is from their presentation to my company. Don't see any reason why it can't be shared.


    KYC Checks UK: Capture.JPG,Oct 1, 2018
     
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  20. Oct 1, 2018
  21. EkJR

    EkJR Full Member

    Location:
    Glasgow
    This is really helpful. Thank you for that
     
  22. Oct 1, 2018
  23. irish-ranger

    irish-ranger Newbie member

    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Correct I'm a member of 15x UK casinos and in the 2 years I've been playing I have yet to be KYCd .
    All done by soft searches on credit report ..
     
  24. Oct 1, 2018
  25. colinsunderland

    colinsunderland Experienced Member MM webmeister

    Occupation:
    affiliate
    Location:
    uk
    Not very impressed with how they match. I would have thought matching 3 from 5 would be much more effective. I'm down to 4 before I even start as I use different emails for different casinos (ie guts@mydomain, videoslots@mydomain etc). Anyone addicted could quite easily get round the checks, I would have thought if say a postcode and surname matched then extra checks should be done rather than just allowing it to go through.
     
  26. Oct 1, 2018
  27. EkJR

    EkJR Full Member

    Location:
    Glasgow
    Tend to agree with this. Should be a suspended account until verifications can be carried out.
     
  28. Oct 1, 2018
  29. Dilanos

    Dilanos New Member

    Location:
    London
    That is why I always try to verify my account in casino before depositing any money.:)
     

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