UKGC fines poker organisers £32,000 over illegal gambling
The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has ordered two men to pay more than £32,000 (€40,500/$47,100) following a crackdown on illegal gambling at a private members’ club in London.
Nicholas Clark and Luke Flack both pleaded guilty to gambling offences in court last month after they were found to have been running unlawful poker events at the venue for more than a year from November 2013 to December 2014.
The UKGC, which supported local authorities during the investigation, said the figure of approximately £32,000 will cover fines and legal costs.
Rob Burkitt, the lead for shared regulation at the UKGC, said: ‘Supporting our partners in the regulation of gambling, preventing illegal activity and protecting consumers is a vital part of what we do.
“We are pleased with the outcome of this case and hope that it sends the very clear message that the Commission and our local authority partners will work very closely to prevent crime in gambling and protect the young and vulnerable.”
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