Tony Richard Boyd
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: 1 June 2020
Outcomes: Conditions attached to the licence and Warning
Details of action
Following a licence review, the Commission decided to issue Mr Tony Boyd with a warning under section 117 (1) (a) of the Gambling Act 2005 and impose a condition on his licence under section 117(1)(b) of the Act.
The reason for this decision was because, as a Personal Management Licence holder employed by Caesars Entertainment UK Limited (CEUK) and responsible for operational delivery at casino premises, followed by a change of responsibilities which involved the management of VIP customers across CEUK’s casino estate, Mr Boyd failed to ensure:
- CEUK had appropriate policies, procedures and controls to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing in breach of licence condition 220.127.116.11
- CEUK’s policies, procedures and controls were implemented effectively, kept under review and revised appropriately ensuring they remained effective, taking into account any applicable learning or guidelines published by the Gambling Commission, in breach of licence condition 18.104.22.168
- compliance with the requirements of social responsibility code provision 3.4.1 (Customer interaction) relevant at the time of the failings
Prior to resuming a position where a personal management licence is required, Mr Boyd will be required to undertake training commensurate with his role.
In reaching our decision we concluded that Mr Boyd was not solely accountable for the failings which were systemic within the business.
Mr Boyd has been open and transparent throughout our engagement with him.