Betway Refutes Belgian Gambling Commission Investigation (Update)

By Brian Cullingworth, Last updated Feb 1, 2019

Company fully discloses all required information, compliance and regulatory chief says

In a brief media statement, Betway refuted multiple media reports that it was under investigation by Belgian authorities saying it had not received any communication from the Belgian Gambling Commission that this is the case.

InfoPowa readers will recall those reports indicated that Betway had been criticised by Belgian authorities for alleged links to various companies mentioned in the Paradise Papers, a set of 13.4 million leaked confidential electronic documents relating to offshore investments involving legal firm Appleby, corporate service providers Estera and Asiaciti Trust, and business registries in 19 tax jurisdictions.

Betway faces some serious allegations including a “lack of transparency” around ownership and questions surrounding its multiple licenses, The Brussels Times reported at the time.

“Betway is regulated in multiple jurisdictions, and it fully discloses all required information to the relevant regulatory authorities in all of these jurisdictions,” Roger Parkes, Compliance and Regulatory Affairs Director for Betway said.

Brian Cullingworth

Infopowa news was a staple of Casinomeister’s news from 2000 until 2019. Brian Cullingworth was the main writer, contributor, and was one of the most knowledgeable persons I have ever known involved in the online casino industry.

We first met in January 2001 at the ICE in London where I observed him going booth to booth interviewing online casino, software, and licensing jurisdiction representatives. Brian was also heavily involved with our forum as “Jetset“, he was involved as an informal consultant to eCOGRA, the OPA, and was a player advocate who assisted countless aggrieved players with his connections to industry folks. He also published “Casino Cautions” via Infopowa news for quite a number of years. These can be found in our news archives.

His passing in February 2019 was a dark day for us. He will be forever missed.


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