UKGC penalizes In Touch Games over £6m

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UKGC penalizes In Touch Games over £6m

The Gambling Commission has recently imposed a fine of 6.1 million pounds for numerous shortcomings.

In Touch Games is a gambling operator which owns and runs just under a dozen websites in the United Kingdom, 5 of which were recently found to be in breach of the UKGC’s AML and social responsibility guidelines.

In terms of the latter, some of the company’s failures included not conducting affordability checks on customers who were flagged for spending unreasonable amounts. In one case the company trusted a customer, who stated that they make 6 thousand pounds per month, without conducting any affordability checks.

On the other hand, ITG’s AML shortcomings included not considering and not having adequate policies for dealing with the risks of players with links to risky countries or who benefit from various life insurance policies, among many other factors.

This fine is not the first time the firm has seen penalties imposed on itself, as it was ordered to pay over 2 million pounds and nearly 3.5 million pounds back in 2019 and 2021 respectively for similar shortcomings.