Court rejects Daub Alderney’s appeal against £5.85m Gambling Commission fine

A court has rejected an operator’s appeal against a Gambling Commission penalty.

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In September 2021, the Commission fined Daub Alderney £5.85m ($7.25m) for social responsibility and anti-money laundering failures.

Daub Alderney appealed to the First-Tier Tribunal on the grounds that the financial penalty was excessive, unfair and disproportionate.

But following a hearing, Judge Findlay dismissed the appeal and stated the financial penalty was a “fair and reasonable regulatory response.”

She said: “I find that there were serious breaches which were similar to the breaches for which a substantial financial penalty was imposed in 2018 and there are no new facts which persuade me that the decision was wrong.”

She further said: “I find that the (Commission Regulatory) Panel did not err in law and complied with its statutory obligations.”

Sarah Gardner, Commission Deputy CEO, said: “We welcome the First-Tier Tribunal’s decision to dismiss this appeal.

“We do not take the decision to fine gambling companies lightly but we will always take firm, decisive action against operators who fail to follow rules aimed at making gambling safe and free from crime.”

The company was found to have having breached conditions of its licence in 2021, relating to anti-money laundering measures and failing to comply with social responsibility codes of practice.

The company, part of the Stride Gaming Group, operates several platforms, including,,,,, and

Daub Alderney was acquired by Rank Group in October 2019. Further findings by the Gambling Commission point out that it did not have appropriate measures to detect or prevent problem gambling from January 2019 to March 2020, the time in which the incidents took place.

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