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Tonybet OU

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Decision date:
3 January 2023
Conditions attached to the licence, Financial penalty and Warning


Following a review of the operating licence undertaken against TonyBet (“the Licensee”), the Commission found that the Licensee breached: 

  1. Licence Condition 7.1.1 (Fair and Transparent Terms and Practices) 
  2. Paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of Licence Condition 12.1.1 (Anti-money laundering - Prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing) 
  3. Paragraph 1 of Licence Condition 12.1.2 (AML – Measures for operators based in foreign jurisdictions) 
  4. Licence Condition 15.2.16 (Failure to report a Key Event) 
  5. Social Responsibility Code of Practice 3.4.1, issued under section 24 of the Gambling Act 2005, so is to be treated as a licence condition (customer interaction

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. Impose a financial penalty of £442,750 under section 121(1) of the Act, in respect of breaches identified at findings 1,2,3 and 5 above. 
  2. Issue the Licensee with a warning under section 117(1)(a) of the Act in respect of all of the breaches listed. 
  3. Attach an additional condition to the operator's licence under Section 117 (1) (b) of the Act, in respect of breaches 1, 2, 3 and 5 above. 

The Commission has noted the Licensee’s ongoing improvements programme and the Licensee’s cooperation throughout. 

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