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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.