UK: Gambling Commission fines In Touch Games $7.5 million for repeat offences

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In Touch Games (ITG) has been slapped with a $7.5 million (£6.1 million) fine by the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) for repeat violations. Andrew Rhodes, the head of UKGC, had issued multiple warnings that the gaming regulator would hike the fines for repeat offenders. Following through on that warning, Rhodes has handed the gaming operator its biggest fine to date.,,, and other platforms are some of the 11 online gaming sites run by ITG in the UK. The company has a long history in the UK gaming industry but it has found itself on the wrong side of the law on many occasions.

In 2019, ITG paid $2.72 million in settlement to the regulator. This came after claims that the business violated social responsibility and anti-money laundering (AML) rules. ITG was subject to a second fine of $4.2 million in 2021 for similar offences, according to Casinodotorg.

After examining the company’s numerous operations during the previous year the UKGC found that ITG had once again fallen short of compliance standards. This led to the latest penalty by the regulator.

Kay Roberts, the UKGC’s executive director of operations, acknowledged that the company’s ongoing problems were the cause of the higher amount of fine. The regulator, she claimed, had high expectations and was unhappy to learn that ITG was still not performing at par.

According to reports ITG disregarded the Commission’s AML guidelines. Additionally, it is said that it didn’t care to adopt any of its own solutions, which would have allowed it to handle AML issues.

While the UKGC already has a reputation of handing out huge fines to operators that fail to follow the guidelines, it’s not the only one out there. In recent months, regulators across the globe have been levying increasing amounts of fines on operators.