Gambling Firm to Pay £100,000 to Settle Gambling Addict Case

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A UK bookmaker has reportedly paid £100,000 to a gambling addict to settle a case where they neglected to inquire as to the source of his funds.

The gambler reportedly lost more than £134,000 to the company playing different casino games that include slot machines, blackjack, roulette, and other games. He showed multiple signs of compulsive gambling, and the company failed to reach out to him. Instead, the 32-year-old man was given the VIP treatment, including an account manager and a slew of bonuses that kept him gambling.

The case is dependent on the man signing a non-disclosure agreement, meaning that he cannot report the incident to the UK Gambling Commission. That NDA is controversial to say the least, as they provided a notice earlier this year saying that legal settlements shouldn't stop people from reporting misconduct on the part of a betting company.

Speaking about the settlement a UKGC spokesman said, "We have provided very clear guidance to the industry on what is and isn't acceptable in terms of NDAs. If this individual, or his solicitors, do not think this guidance has been followed then we would ask them to contact us."

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Therese Williams // UK Correspondent
Therese Williams
Therese is a fervent fan of slot machines and pub fruities, often trying her luck at some of the top online casinos. She covers news for Casino Listings with a focus on the UK and Europe. Therese studied arts and creative writing at university and has written for newspapers in the UK.