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Werkman Anthony James

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Decision date:
26 January 2021
Conditions attached to the licence and Warning


Following a licence review, the Commission decided to issue Mr Anthony Werkman with a warning under section 117(1)(a) of the Gambling Act 2005 (the Act) 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 Betway Limited as Director of Operations and Marketing, and subsequently as CEO, Mr Werkman failed to take reasonable steps to ensure:

  • Betway had appropriate policies, procedures, and controls to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing in breach of licence condition
  • compliance with the requirements of social responsibility code provision 3.4.1 (Customer interaction) relevant at the time of the failings. 

Mr Werkman will be required to undertake regular training within his role in respect of Anti Money Laundering and Social Responsibility.

In reaching our decision we concluded that Mr Werkman was not solely accountable for the failings within the business. 

Mr Werkman has been open and transparent throughout our engagement with him.

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