Blue Star Planet Limited
This investigation resulted in the commencement of a section 116 regulatory review of Blue Star Planet Limited.
The regulatory review found failings in Blue Star Planet Limited’s processes which were aimed at preventing Money Laundering (ML) and protecting vulnerable people. These failings were identified following a compliance assessment that was conducted by Commission Officials on 22, 23, 24 and 25 June 2021.
Between November 2019 and June 2021, Blue Star Planet Limited failed to comply with the following Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP):
- paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of licence condition 12.1.1, requiring compliance with the prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing
- licence condition 12.1.2 requiring operators based in foreign jurisdictions to comply with the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information of the Payer) Regulations 2017 (the 2017 Regulations)
- paragraph 1a of licence condition 8.1.1, requiring licensees providing facilities for remote gambling to display on every screen from which customers are able to access gambling facilities provided in reliance on this licence a statement that they are licensed and regulated by the Gambling Commission
- paragraphs 1b, 1c and 2 of Social Responsibility Code Provision (SRCP) 3.4.1, requiring licensees to interact with customers in a way which minimises the risk of customers experiencing harms associated with gambling, and to take into account the Commission’s guidance on customer interaction.
Considering remedial action taken by Blue Star Planet Limited and in line with our Statement of principles for licensing and regulation, Blue Star Planet Limited will pay a total of £620,000 in lieu of a financial penalty.
More information about this case can be found on our website: Blue Star Planet Limited Public Statement - Gambling Commission