The company that operates GGPoker will pay a £673,000 penalty for failures in social responsibility and anti-money laundering (AML) policies.
Dublin-based NSUS Ltd also received an official warning, the UK’s Gambling Commission said today (October 12).
The company failed to identify players who might be at risk of experiencing gambling harm and it failed to interact with players who might be at risk of experiencing harm, the regulator said.
NSUS also failed to “take all reasonable steps” to prevent promotions and marketing material from being sent to self-excluded players.
It sent marketing material to 125 such customers, the Gambling Commission said.
AML failures included failing to conduct adequate risk assessments of the chances of its gambling operations being used for money laundering and terrorist financing, and failing to ensure appropriate policies and procedures are in place to prevent laundering and terrorist financing, the agency said.
In August, Pokerfuse said that GGPoker was not only the biggest international dot.com poker website, it had grown larger than the next five online poker operators combined. It has eclipsed long-time industry titan, Flutter Entertainment’s PokerStars. The online publication cited data tracking by industry monitor GameIntel.