Seizures form part of ongoing investigation
Date: 21 May
The Gambling Commission (the Commission) has seized gaming
machine equipment and other assets from ten premises at locations
in London, the south east and the south midlands.
More than forty Commission compliance and enforcement officers
took part in the co-ordinated programme of seizures as part of an
ongoing investigation into the suspected illegal provision of
facilities to gamble under sections 33, 37, 242 and 243 of the
Gambling Act 2005. The seizures took place on Wednesday 19 May
and related to premises operated by Agora Bet Ltd.
No further comment will be made at this stage. Anyone with
information is asked to contact the Commission’s confidential
intelligence line on 0121 230 6655.
Notes to editors
The Gambling Commission
- 1. The Gambling Commission (the Commission) regulates gambling
in the public interest alongside its co-regulators local licensing
authorities. It does so by keeping crime out of gambling, by
ensuring that gambling is conducted fairly and openly, and by
protecting children and vulnerable people from being harmed or
exploited by gambling. The Commission also provides independent
advice to government on gambling in Britain.
- 2. The Commission and local licensing authorities
are responsible for licensing and regulating all gambling in
Great Britain other than the National Lottery and spread betting,
which are the responsibility of the National Lottery Commission and
the Financial Services Authority (FSA) respectively.
- 3. The subject of this operation, Agora Bet Ltd, is
a separate legal entity from Frankice (Golders Green) Ltd
(Operating Licence 2287), Leisure World (UK) Ltd (Operating Licence
2223) and Caesar’s World Ltd (Operating Licence 2228) all of which
are currently in administration.
- You can call John Travers on (0121) 230 6700, (07852) 124624 or
email him via firstname.lastname@example.org.