After citing Unibet (Denmark) breached rules on Customer Due Diligence, the Danish Gambling Authority issued action against the operator for failing to comply with obligations of section 25(1) Anti-Money Laundering Act.In addition, the Danish Gambling Authority has ordered Unibet to correct an existing breach of section 26(1) and issued a two-week time frame to complete their report.
Between December 2016 and 2018, Unibet allowed a player to deposit DKK 1.4 million into his account with no prior knowledge as to the origin of the deposited money which could have been the result of a crime. However, in 2015 the player in question was known to Unibet and noted the inactive player, must be closely monitored if his account became active.In 2018, Unibet requested the player submit the origins of his funds. The documentation submitted by the player confirmed Unibet’s suspicions the gambler was in fact playing with much more than his income alone could finance. Nevertheless, Unibet allowed the player to continue depositing money (DKK 1.8 million) during 2019 until April 2020, when the account was shut down.Unibet has come under fire after the operator failed to omit findings to the Money Laundering Secretariat in 2015. To date, no findings have been omitted to the Money Laundering Secretariat, with the breech still existing, Unibet is issued to complete the report.
Unibet Confirms Commitment
Unibet has confirmed it will “absolutely” submit the report within the requested time frame and went on to say, “Over the last year we have updated our policy and procedures to ensure further improvements to our AML framework. We are taking necessary precautions to ensure we remain compliant with AML regulations and maintain our high standards on consumer protection. Kindred will continue to collaborate fully with the DGA.”