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: 18 February 2020
Details of action
Following a licence review, the Commission decided to revoke the Personal Management Licence issued to Julian Hodgkinson under the provisions of section 117(f) of the Gambling Act 2005 on the grounds that he breached conditions of his licence and was considered unsuitable to carry on the licensed activities permitted by the licence.
The review took place following an altercation involving Mr Hodgkinson and a guest at his place of work, which resulted in his dismissal for gross misconduct. Mr Hodgkinson did not notify the Commission of his dismissal within the required 5 working days.