Please provide me with the information requested.
Who owns Mcbookie.
Thank you for your request which has been processed under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).
In your email you have requested information on the owner of McBookies.
McBookies is a domain name registered to the licenced operator Star Racing Limited.
Gambling operators are required to hold a licence from the Commission in order to offer facilities for gambling to customers located in Great Britain. We publish registers of licensed businesses and individuals on our website.
The publicly available licence details for Star Racing Limited and by extension McBookies, can be viewed here:
However, information that the Commission holds identifying the operator associated with individuals, would constitute personal data. We are therefore unable to provide details of the individual(s) who owns Star Racing Limited.
The Data Protection Act 2018 requires the processing of personal data to be fair and lawful. It would be disproportionate for us to publicly disclose these details unless there is a strong public interest in doing so. These individuals have a legitimate expectation that their personal details will not be disclosed in the context in which they are held.
On balance, there is no legitimate public interest in disclosing this information and it would not be fair to do so.
This information is therefore exempt under section 40(2) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Review of the decision
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Please note, internal review requests should be made within 40 working days of the initial response. Requests made outside this timeframe will not be processed.
If you are not content with the outcome of our review, you may then apply directly to the Information Commissioner (ICO) for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have already exhausted the review procedure provided by the Gambling Commission.
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Information Management Team
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