Linder Media hit with £690,000 penalty for social and AML failures
Lindar Media Limited will pay £690,947 after a Commission investigation revealed social responsibility and anti-money laundering failures.
The operator –which trades as Mr Q and runs MrQ.com –will pay the money as part of a settlement with the Commission. All £690,947 will go to socially responsible causes.
A Commission compliance assessment and subsequent regulatory review found:Failings in Lindar Media Limited’s implementation of its AML policies, procedures and controls.
Deficiencies in its responsible gambling policies, procedures, controls and practices.Weaknesses in its reporting arrangements in respect of key events.
The person responsible for the Licensee’s gambling regulatory compliance function (Head of Regulatory Compliance) occupied other management posts without the Commission’s approval.
Failure to advertise its marketing products in a socially responsible manner. Failure to make an annual financial contribution to an organisation which support research, prevention and treatment for those harmed by gambling.