White Hat Gaming to pay £1.3m settlement over AML and responsibility failures

| By Robert Fletcher
White Hat Gaming has agreed to pay a settlement of £1.3m (€1.5m/$1.8m) after a GB Gambling Commission investigation identified a series of money laundering and social responsibility failures with the Malta-based operator and supplier’s operations.

The Commission notified White Hat in January 2020 that it was to undertake an investigation of its combined remote operating licence, as part of the regulator’s ongoing compliance work.

The study focused around the handling of seven customers’ accounts, following concerns identified through a compliance assessment in March 2019. The regulator identified failings in the way White Hat identified and managed customers who were at higher risk of money laundering and problem gambling.

Specifically, the Commission said White Hat breached two licence conditions, as well as a provision in the social responsibility code. Breaches were identified on White Hat’s grandivy.com, 21casino.com, hellocasino.com and dreamvegas.com brands.

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