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Information notice - Suspension of licence – PlayerFT Limited

02 July 2021

The Gambling Commission has instigated a review under section 116 of the Gambling Act 2005 into PlayerFT Limited (t/a Fiveyards) (operating licence no 056717-R-332721-001).

The review follows concerns that activities may have been carried out in breach of the conditions of their licence, that PlayerFT Limited may be unsuitable to carry on the licensed activities, and that a licensed activity is being carried on in a manner which is inconsistent with the licensing objectives.

Pursuant to section 118 (2) of the Gambling Act 2005 (opens in a new tab), the Commission has also determined to suspend the above operating licence as a direct result of PlayerFT failing to integrate with the national multi-operator self-exclusion scheme, GAMSTOP.

We have made it clear to the operator that during the course of the suspension, we expect it to focus on treating consumers fairly and keeping them fully informed of any developments which impact them.

The suspension does not prevent the operator from allowing consumers to access their accounts and withdrawing funds. PlayerFT can be contacted via its website.

The suspension of PlayerFT Limited takes effect immediately.

Edit: On 8 July PlayerFT surrendered its Gambling Commission operating licence.

Last updated: 1 September 2021

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