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Dikov Valentin Bonchev

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Decision date:
3 April 2024


Following a licence review of Mr Valentin Dikov’s Personal Management Licence (PML), the Commission determined the Licensee breached paragraph 1 of the general conditions attached to personal licences under Section 75 of the Gambling Act 2005 (the Act) and issued him with a warning under section 117(1)(a) of the Act.

As a PML holder acting as Head of Compliance and the Money Laundering Reporting Officer (“MLRO”) for Blue Star Planet Limited (“the Licensed Entity”), with overall responsibility for providing the Licensed Entity with its gambling regulatory compliance as head of that function, Mr Dikov failed to take reasonable steps to ensure the Licensed Entity’s compliance with:

  • 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. 

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

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