Skip to main content

The Gambling Commission has commenced a review under section 116 of the Gambling Act 2005 and, under section 118 of the Act, has decided to suspend Operating Licence No 028788-R-310237-001 (Bodugi Limited) whilst that review takes place.

The suspension is an interim measure, the need for which will be kept under consideration whilst the review takes place.

This step has been taken as a precautionary measure in the light of concerns which have been brought to the Commission’s attention about the ability of customers to withdraw their funds from Bodugi and the lack of response to the Commission’s requests to discuss our concerns.

The Commission will make no further comment at this stage.

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.

For further information please contact our press office on (0121) 230 6700 or email communications@gamblingcommission.gov.uk.

Posted on 21 February 2014