Wolverhampton's Casino 36 hit with £300,000 fine

By Liam Keen | Wolverhampton | News | Published:

The operators of a Wolverhampton casino has been ordered to pay £300,000 after failing to make proper checks on money laundering and spotting problem gamblers.

Casino 36 on Temple Street, Wolverhampton

Casino 36, on Temple Street in the city centre, has been handed the fine after breaching licence conditions and codes of practice.

The Gambling Commission found that management at the site failed to "ensure adequate customer Enhanced Due Diligence, Source of Funds and Source of Wealth checks."

It also found that Casino 36 failed to "ensure sufficient customer interaction was taking place when customers were potentially displaying signs of suffering gambling harm."

The casino has now been ordered to pay a £300,000 penalty and will have further conditions added to its licence.

Richard Watson, Commission Executive Director, said: “As a result of Casino 36’s failings stolen money could have flowed unchecked through their casino and vulnerable customers were placed at risk of harm.

"This is simply not acceptable.

“Operators have to understand their customer base.

"This can only be achieved if they know their customers and ask the right questions to meet both their anti-money laundering and social responsibility obligations.”

Casino 36 told the Express & Star it did not wish to comment.

Liam Keen

By Liam Keen
Sports Reporter - @LiamKeen_Star

Sports journalist at the Express & Star, primarily covering Walsall FC and grassroots sport across the Black Country and Staffordshire. Got a story? Get in touch on 01902 319456.

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