Yesterday we reported on the news that Addison Global who operates the MoPlay brand, had their licence suspended by the Gambling Licensing Authority in Gibraltar, which then was promptly followed by the same course of action by the UK Gambling Commission. Meaning not only are Addison Global not able to operate from Gibraltar, but their ability to service customers from the UK has also been removed.
The statement from the Gambling Commission confirming their suspension of Addison Global’s UK licence reads: “We have commenced a review under section 116 of the Gambling Act 2005 (the Act) and, under section 118 of the Act, have decided to suspend Operating Licence No 050970-R-328650-008 Combined Remote Operating Licence – Real Event and Virtual Betting Casino held by Addison Global Limited whilst that review takes place.”
“We have decided to commence a review because we suspect that Addison Global Limited has breached a condition of the licence (section 120(1)(b) and is unsuitable to carry on the licensed activities (section 120(1)(d) of the Act). We consider it appropriate to suspend the licence with immediate effect pending the conclusion of the review.”
“The licence suspension makes it illegal for Addison Global Limited to offer gambling services via its moplay.co.uk website in Britain but does not prevent the operator from returning any outstanding balances to customers.”
“In accordance with section 118(4)(c) of the Act the Licensee is authorised to settle any outstanding winning bets that it has accepted in reliance of the above operating licences and return any outstanding balances to customers.”
“We have informed Addison Global Limited that we expect clear messaging to consumers regarding their accounts. If a customer has questions concerning their account we advise they contact the operator by emailing email@example.com”
Certainly worrying news not just for the customers who have accounts at MoPlay, but also for the staff employed by the operator. Furthermore iGaming Business are reporting that Addison Global owes “significant sums” to multiple affiliate partners.
iGaming Business are also reporting that the management team in place at Addison Global have resigned their positions, due to growing concerns of the financial viability of the company moving forward.