Mr Green Given £3 Million Fine

Online casino brand Mr Green has been ordered to pay a £3 million fine by the UK Gambling Commission for failing to prevent money laundering and harm within the country.

The fine comes after a compliance assessment of the company. Three customer accounts were examined, with the regulator finding one player didn't have any responsible gaming interactions with a punter who won £50,000 and lost it all before depositing more and losing even more money. The company also accepted old evidence of a customer that deposited more than £1 million.

The group was given a £3 million fine, although it's not being called as such. Instead, the company will pay the amount to the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms. They'll also pay the £10,349.77 that the UKGC spent to conduct the investigation. Mr Green will also conduct additional assessments into 130 high-risk accounts.

Commenting on the issue UKGC Executive Director Richard Watson said, "Our investigation uncovered systemic failings in respect of both Mr Green's social responsibility and AML controls which affected a significant number of customers across its online casinos.

"Consumers in Britain have the right to know that there are checks and balances in place which will help keep them safe and ensure gambling is crime-free - and we will continue to crack down on operators who fail in this area."

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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.
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29 February 2020 - 1:12pm
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Well, that's quite a hefty fine and probably deserved one too..it's beyond me why some brands never learn there lessons and expose themselves to such a huge fines eventually.

And about that punter who lost £50,000...either that's pocket money for him/her or he/she's in big trouble being so addicted that couldn't even appreciate a huge win when you have one.

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