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Martin Henry Bailey

Account number

841

Head office address

Little Leez, 100 Downham Road, Downham,
BILLERICAY, CM11 1QQ, United Kingdom

Regulatory actions

Sanction
What is a sanction?

When a licence holder has not followed rules and regulations aimed at ensuring gambling is fair, safe and crime-free, we can take action and impose the following sanctions:

  • Give the licensee a warning
  • Add, remove, or amend a condition to the licence
  • Suspend a licence
  • Revoke a licence
  • Impose a financial penalty

Decision date: 21 November 2019

Outcomes: Financial penalty and Warning

Details of action

Following a review of the licence issued to Mr Martin Bailey t/a Bailey’s Racing (the Licensee), the Commission found:
 

  • The Licensee breached a condition of its licence relating to reporting key events and other reportable events licence condition 15.2.1.
     
  • The Licensee breached condition 15.3 of its licence relating to the submission of regulatory returns
     
  • The Licensee failed to consider ordinary code provision 3.6.4 relating to the employment of children and young people
     
  • The Licensee failed to consider ordinary code provision 8.1.1 relating to the provision of information to the Commission
     
  • The Licensee’s integrity, and therefore suitability to hold a licence, was brought into question.
     

In line with the Commission’s Licensing, compliance and enforcement policy statement, the indicative sanctions guidance and the Statement of principles for determining financial penalties, the Commission has decided to:
 

  1. issue a warning under section 117(1)(a) of the Gambling Act 2005 (the Act);
  2. impose a financial penalty under section 121 of the Act in the sum of £5,000.

The reason for this decision was because the Licensee:
 

  • allowed their 17- year old son to work for them, and provide facilities for gambling, at Lingfield Park racecourse on Saturday 11 May 2019
     
  • knowingly submitted an identification document containing a false date of birth for their son, to a betting ring manager
     
  • did not report the matter to the Gambling Commission as required by Licence condition 15.2.1 Reporting key events and other reportable events
     
  • failed to consider ordinary code provision 3.6.4 Employment of children and young people

Sanction
What is a sanction?

When a licence holder has not followed rules and regulations aimed at ensuring gambling is fair, safe and crime-free, we can take action and impose the following sanctions:

  • Give the licensee a warning
  • Add, remove, or amend a condition to the licence
  • Suspend a licence
  • Revoke a licence
  • Impose a financial penalty

Decision date: 15 June 2022

Outcomes: Revoked

Details of action

Following a licence review under section 116 of the Gambling Act 2005 (“the Act”), the Commission determined to revoke the operating licence issued to Martin Henry Bailey (“the Licensee”), under section 119(1) of the Act.  

The Commission found the Licensee: 

1. Breached the following conditions of its operating licence:? 

  • Licence condition 5.1.1 - Cash and cash equivalents  
  • Paragraph 2 of licence condition 7.1.1 - Fair and transparent terms and practices 
  • Paragraph 1 of licence condition 12.1.1 Anti-money laundering - Prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing 
  • Paragraph 2 of licence condition 12.1.1 Anti-money laundering - Prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing 
  • Paragraph 3 of licence condition 12.1.1 Anti-money laundering - Prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing 
  • Licence condition 14.1.1 - Access to Premises  
  • Licence condition 15.2.1 - Reporting key events
     

2. Breached section 82 of the Act by failing to comply with the following social responsibility code provisions:? 

  • Paragraphs 1, 2 (a), 3 and 6 of social responsibility code provision 3.2.7 - Access to Gambling by Children and Young Persons 
  • Paragraphs 1 and 2 (a to d), 3 and 4 of social responsibility code provision 3.3.1 - Responsible gambling information 
  • Paragraphs 1 (a and b) and 2 of social responsibility code provision 3.4.1 - Customer interaction 
  • Paragraphs 1, 6 (a to d) and 7 of social responsibility code provision 3.5.1 - Self-exclusion 
  • Social responsibility code provision 3.5.6 - Multi-operator non-remote SR code 
  • Paragraphs 1 (a to j) and 3 of social responsibility code provision 4.2.6 - Display of Rules 
  • Paragraph 1, and acted contrary to Paragraph 2 (a and b), of social responsibility code provision 10.1.1 - Local Risks to the Licensing Objectives
     


3. was unsuitable to carry on the licensed activities.?

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