Paddy Power and Betfair fined £490,000 by UK gambling regulator

Paddy Power and Betfair fined £490,000 by UK gambling regulator

Article brief provided by The Irish Independent
  • Josie Clarke, The Irish Independent
May 29, 2023 7:44 PM
  • Josie Clarke, The Irish Independent

The UK gambling regulator has fined the owner of bookmakers Paddy Power and Betfair £490,000 [$604,000] for sending promotional push notifications to customers who had signed up to exclude themselves.

Paddy Power sent the offer of enhanced odds for a Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Leeds United in November 2021 to devices that were either linked to accounts registered with the online self-exclusion service Gamstop or which had self-excluded with the operator.

The Gambling Commission said the action had breached the regulator’s rules requiring gambling businesses to take all reasonable steps to prevent any marketing material being sent to a self-excluded customer.