Smith Warwick Patrick Kingsley
Following a licence review, the Commission decided that it was appropriate to issue Mr Smith with a warning under section 117(1)(a) of the Gambling Act 2005.
The Commission found that:
- Mr Smith behaved dishonestly in that he left a shop without paying for a low value item. When the incident took place, Mr Smith was wearing the uniform of the gambling operator at which he was employed. The shop raised the matter with Mr Smith’s employer.
- On 2 August 2018 Mr Smith attended a formal disciplinary meeting with his employer. At the meeting he made a prompt and full admission of the allegation. He was dismissed from his employment on the same date for theft of the item from the shop.
In reaching our decision, we took into consideration that Mr Smith failed to notify the Commission of his dismissal, however he was open and transparent with the Commission following commencement of the review. Mr Smith fully admitted his actions to his employer and provided mitigation with supporting evidence in his representations to the Commission.