Please help me with my questions about SOW

sss85

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Hello! I registered here as I hope you could help me. Sorry for this long post. I have been playing at a Malta-licensed casino for a few months and I had an email from them requesting SOW-documents. They requested: ”Identification verification, Source of wealth documents (your last three payslips), Bank statement document (dated within the last six months).”. And it said that I cant make any more withdrawals until I send them the documents.

I have been playing for a lot of money over these few months, I am not sure how much but I know it is a lot. Also have withdrawn quite a bit of money. I have no pending withdrawals now.

Here is my issue. I am a serious gambling addict and I really can’t show them that I can afford to gamble as much as I have been, simply because I can’t afford it really. I have taken out bank loans to finance my gambling when my salary has been used up. I do not feel like showing them this. I don’t have any pending withdrawals and would be happy to just not answer them and quit playing there. But…

Is that enough? Will they hound me until I give them documents? I am really scared that they will suspect me of some sort of foul play as I have been gambling for so much money. I haven’t done anything wrong though (except losing all my money and getting in debt ;p but nothing illegal), but I am worried I will have to show them that. I think my bank statements will look odd to them as they are a total mess of 90 percent gambling transactions and the rest is loans, salary and paying bills. I don’t want to have to provide them with proof of the loans etc. as that would take a lot of time and effort.

What can I do? Can I just not answer them and quit gambling on their site? Or do I somehow have to comply anyway? Do i dare to self-exclude or will they take that as suspicious?

Please help me, this has made me really stressed out. :/ And I am aware that I should not gamble at all but that is another matter. Right now I am worried that I am in some sort of trouble. Thanks so much in advance!
 

bowki

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You don't have to worry about that. Just don't play there anymore. You don't even have to answer them. They won't take any further action if you don't reply.

You should concentrate on your gambling problem but you really don't need to worry about any problems with the casino requesting SOW. And you don't need to send them anything if you don't continue to play there.
 

sss85

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Jun 27, 2021
You don't have to worry about that. Just don't play there anymore. You don't even have to answer them. They won't take any further action if you don't reply.

You should concentrate on your gambling problem but you really don't need to worry about any problems with the casino requesting SOW. And you don't need to send them anything if you don't continue to play there.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read and reply! That’s very good to hear. :)
 

paul7388

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Yes you can just quit gambling and close your account with them and that will be that. They will not hound you and you do not need to supply them if you are not playing again.

But think you should be more worried about your gambling problem. You should be concentrating more on quitting every site and not playing anywhere.

You have admitted you are deep in debt but seem more worried about the transactions on account than what caused them.

Seriously think you should be seeking help right away and blocking every gambling site before it is too late.
 

sss85

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Jun 27, 2021
Yes you can just quit gambling and close your account with them and that will be that. They will not hound you and you do not need to supply them if you are not playing again.

But think you should be more worried about your gambling problem. You should be concentrating more on quitting every site and not playing anywhere.

You have admitted you are deep in debt but seem more worried about the transactions on account than what caused them.

Seriously think you should be seeking help right away and blocking every gambling site before it is too late.
Thank you! I do realize I need to quit gambling. I will seek help and quit it. Thank you for replying!
 

colinsunderland

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Just close your account and move on. I also suggest you look at self excluding from all the casinos you can play at.
However strong the urge is to gamble, if you are taking out loans to finance it, then nothing good will come from it. Also, there will be a point where you get a SoW from a casino, who will hold your withdrawal, and when they see what you have said they will, then be prepared for a long fight to get your money.
 

sss85

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Jun 27, 2021
Just close your account and move on. I also suggest you look at self excluding from all the casinos you can play at.
However strong the urge is to gamble, if you are taking out loans to finance it, then nothing good will come from it. Also, there will be a point where you get a SoW from a casino, who will hold your withdrawal, and when they see what you have said they will, then be prepared for a long fight to get your money.
Thank you! I will close my account and I will exclude myself from other sites as well.
 
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