Done Brothers (Cash Betting) Limited
WARRINGTON, WA3 7PQ, United Kingdom
What is a settlement?
Following an investigation into a licence holder we may enter into a regulatory settlement. These take place, for example, where the licence holder has been open and transparent with us and has shown a willingness to suggest actions that prevent the need for a more formal sanction.
Decision date: 18 July 2023
Outcomes: Divestment, Payment in lieu of financial penalty and Public statement
Details of action
This investigation followed a compliance assessment and resulted in the commencement of a section 116 regulatory review of Done Bros (Cash Betting) Limited’s (the Licensee/Done Bros) Non-Remote General Betting Standard, Pool Betting and Ancillary Remote Licence number: 001058-N-102469-014. The regulatory review found failings in the Licensee’s processes which were aimed at Safer Gambling (SG) and preventing Money Laundering (ML).
Between January 2021 and December 2022, Done Bros failed to comply with certain Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP), specifically:
- paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of licence condition 12.1.1, requiring the conducting of an appropriate risk assessment, the implementation of appropriate policies and procedures and keeping such policies under review to ensure their effectiveness, all with the objective of preventing ML and Terrorist Financing (TF)
- paragraphs 1 and 2 of Social Responsibility Code Provision (SRCP) 3.4.1, requiring licensees to interact with customers in a way which minimises the risk of customers experiencing harms associated with gambling, and to take into account the Commission’s guidance on customer interaction.
Taking into account remedial action taken by the Licensee and in line with our Statement of principles for licensing and regulation, the Licensee will voluntarily make a payment in lieu of a financial penalty of £3,250,000, which includes a divestment of £1,052,717.
More information about this case can be found in our public statement on the Commission's website: Done Bros (Cash Betting) Limited Public Statement (gamblingcommission.gov.uk)