4th operating licence suspension (pending review) within one month

The UK Gambling Commission has today published the following information notice on its website, which constitutes its fourth suspension – within a one month period – of an operating licence pending a licence review :

Information notice – Multi Media Entertainments Limited

The Gambling Commission has undertaken a Licence review under s116 of the Gambling Act 2005 (“the Act”) into International Multi-Media Entertainments Limited, trading as Lotteries.com (operating licence no 000-039526-R-319314).

Pursuant to section 118(2) of the Act, the Commission has determined to suspend the above operating licence insofar as it pertains to the operator’s ability to offer remote facilities for Remote casino and remote general betting standard (real event).The suspension is due to anti-money laundering practices and ongoing social responsibility concerns we have with the operator.

The suspension of International Multi Media Entertainments Limited takes effect immediately.

We have instructed the operator to ensure that it facilitates customers’ accessing their accounts to withdraw any funds and we remain in contact with them regarding the need for clear and updated messaging for consumers.

Further information for consumers

Details of your rights are explained on the following page on the Gambling Commission website: https://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/for-the-public/Your-rights/Your-rights.aspx. Please note that the Gambling Commission is unable to obtain your money back from the operator.

If a customer has questions concerning their account we advise they contact the operator by emailing [email protected] or by calling 44-20-3868-9555 or 00-800-1200-3400.

This means that all four operators whose operating licences have been suspended pending review within the last month have been based outside Great Britain, the three others being:

  1. Triplebet Limited t/s Matchbook in Guernsey,
  2. Addison Global Limited t/a Moplay in Gibraltar (now in liquidation) and
  3. Stakers Limited t/a Stakers in Malta.