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Top Sport avoids fine after latest reprimand

| By iGB Editorial Team
Top Sport has escaped with a warning from the Lithuanian Gambling Supervision Service after failing to establish sufficient money laundering controls at its slot machines.
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The operator has been repeatedly sanctioned by the watchdog over recent months for a variety of issues.

However, on this occasion, the authority said that after “evaluating all the circumstances related to the identified violations”, the decision was made to issue a warning.

The regulator found Top Sport’s internal procedures to prevent “money laundering and terrorist financing” were lacking in several areas.

From January 2020 to January 2023, Top Sport failed to undertake sufficient risk assessments, monitoring and training, the authority said.

Continuing violations

This is just the latest reprimand for an operator that is amassing a seemingly ever-lengthening rap sheet.

Top Sport has been fined seven times already this year by the authority.

In June, the regulator handed down three fines in the same week. The watchdog found that Top Sport had breached rules relating to online payments and deposits, underage gambling and mobile betting.

Earlier this year, the authority ruled that the operator violated regulations regarding remote gaming, promotions, and CCTV at its retail betting facilities.

In November 2022, the authority warned Top Sport after ruling that its sponsorship of a Fifa World Cup prediction game breached regulations.

The regulator had already punished Top Sport on three separate occasions in November, September and May the same year.

The regulator also decided against sanctioning Betsafe this week. This is despite finding the Betsson-owned sports betting and igaming operator in violation of the country’s gambling laws.

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