Lindar Media Limited
St Albans, AL3 6PH, 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: 20 September 2023
Outcomes: Divestment, Payment in lieu of financial penalty, Commission costs and Public statement
Details of action
The Gambling Commission commenced a section 116 regulatory review of Lindar Media Limited (the Licensee), Combined Remote Operating Licence Number 051250-R-328289-006, following a compliance assessment conducted in September 2022.
The regulatory review found failings in Lindar Media Limited’s processes aimed at preventing Money Laundering (ML) and protecting individuals from being harmed or exploited by gambling.
Officials found that, between July 2021 and September 2022, Lindar Media Limited failed to comply with the following Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP):
- paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of licence condition 12.1.1 requiring compliance with measures to prevent ML and Terrorist Financing (TF)
- ordinary code provision 2.1.1 requiring non-remote and remote casino licence holders to act in accordance with the Commission’s guidance on Anti-Money Laundering (AML): The Prevention of Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism – Guidance for remote and non-remote casinos
- licence condition 15.2.1(4) – requiring licensees to notify the Commission of specific key events, such as the appointment of a person to, or a person ceasing to, occupy a key position
- licence condition 1.2.1(3) – requiring compliance relating to specified management offices
- paragraphs 1a, 1b and 2 of Social Responsibility Code Provision (SRCP) 3.4.1 - requiring licensees to identify and interact with customers who may be at risk of or experiencing gambling related harms 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
- SRCP 5.1.6 – requiring licensees are compliant with advertising codes
- SRCP 3.1.1(2) – requiring licensees to make an annual contribution in relation to combating problem gambling.
Taking into account the remedial action taken by Lindar Media Limited prior to and immediately following the compliance assessment, and in line with our Statement of principles for licensing and regulation, Lindar Media Limited will pay a total of £690,947.
More information about this case can be found in our public statement on the Commission's website: Lindar Media Limited Public Statement