Jones Alexander Samuel
Following a licence review, the Commission determined to revoke the Personal Functional Licence issued to Alexander Samuel Jones under the provisions of section 119 of the Gambling Act 2005 on the grounds that conditions of the licence have been breached and he is unsuitable to carry on the licensed activities permitted by the licence.
The Commission found:
- On 27 October 2019 whilst employed Hippodrome casino, the licensee was seen by a member the staff to access the roulette table float against casino company policy. He was then seen ‘cutting down’ £100 worth of chips and he then appeared to remove some chips and hold them in his fist. The casino commenced an investigation during which further incidents of theft by the licensee were identified The Commission understands that when questioned, the licensee admitted the thefts from the casino.
- The licensee was subsequently arrested on 2 November 2019 by the police for the offence of theft from the casino and also for possession of Class A Controlled substance (illegal drug) which was found by police during a search of his locker. The Commission understands that having been dealt with by the police following his arrest for theft from the casino, he was bailed awaiting prosecution for the theft offence under the Theft Act 1968. The Commission also understands that he was given a Caution by the police for the possession of a Class A controlled substance found in his locker.
- On 5 November 2019 the licensee was dismissed for gross misconduct following disciplinary proceedings.
The Licensee breached the conditions of his licence, in that he failed to notify the Commission of:
- his subjection to a criminal investigation for theft which is listed under Schedule 7 Relevant Offences of the Gambling Act 2005 as required by paragraph 3a of the licence condition attached to his licence
- the administration of a police caution for possession of a Class A controlled substance as required by paragraph 3d attached to his licence.
- his dismissal for gross misconduct following disciplinary proceedings as required by paragraph 3e of the condition attached to his licence.