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Enfield Council has become the first local authority in the United Kingdom to successfully prosecute a person for money laundering in relation to the running of an illegal poker den. Read the Enfield Council press release.

Update: On 3 June, 2014, a 33-year-old man was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment for five offences of money laundering under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. Read Enfield Council press release.

Notes to editors

  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. Subject to these overriding public protection objectives, as regulator of the National Lottery the Commission monitors and challenges Camelot to raise the maximum amount for good causes. 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 spread betting, which is the responsibility of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
  3. See the Terms & Conditions section of our website for information on legal advice.

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Posted on 16 April 2014