Earlier in the week we reported on a fine to ElectraWorks of £350,000 from the Gambling Commission, today we are looking at the details around a fine levied against William Hill for a staggering £6.2 MILLION!
Like a number of other brands before them, the William Hill fine has been given for social responsibility and money laundering failures.
The Gambling Commission go as far as to say that these failures were ‘systematic’!
Similar to the 888 fine of £7.8 million [read more here], the Gambling Commission investigation revealed that between November 2014 and August 2016 William Hill breached anti-money laundering and social responsibility regulations.
During this period the Gambling Commission were able to identify 10 customers who had been able to deposit large amounts of money linked to criminal activity. These deposits resulted in a financial gain on £1.2 million for William Hill.
The figures used in the following examples are approximate and taken directly from the news article from the Gambling Commission that can be read here.
£1.2 million of the fine will be paid back to victims of any criminal activity that is identified. Should any further failures in this case be found, William Hill will be required to divest any gains made.
Who is next?