UKGC Suspends Sportito and Dynamic Licenses

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This week the UK Gambling Commission announced that they've suspended the licenses of online betting operators Dynamic and Sportito after they failed to integrate their operations with the self-exclusion service Gamstop.

Operators were given guidance in January that all sites were to be integrated with Gamstop by March 31st in order to retain their gaming licenses. This resulted in both operators having their gaming license suspended. Sportito has integrated the system, so their license was re-instated, but Dynamic still has not, so their license remains suspended.

Commenting on the decision UKGC CEO Neil McArthur said, "We have made it clear to operators that we are ready and willing to use our powers to protect consumers, as this action demonstrates. Self-exclusion is an important tool to protect vulnerable consumers, which is why we made it compulsory for all online operators to be signed up to Gamstop by 31 March.

"We took action because the operators had not complied by the deadline, which placed vulnerable consumers at risk."

Even though Sportio has had their license re-instated, the company is still being investigated for their lack of compliance. It's possible that they'll face a monetary fine if the UKGC finds that the reasoning for not integrating wasn't valid.

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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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7 April 2020 - 8:32pm

Seems like regulatory bodies are on a roll with suspending operators licenses, lately I've heard multiple cases of it. But at the end of the day, for the most part it happens due to operators inability to do the things required by law.