888 Holdings under scrutiny in United Kingdom

888 Holdings under scrutiny in United Kingdom

May 16, 2017 3:00 AM

888 Holdings, a major, worldwide online gambling firm, has revealed it is under examination by the United Kingdom’s betting oversight watchdog agency.

Gibraltar-based 888 said the Gambling Commission had put one of its subsidiaries under review to ensure it was complying with “social responsibility” measures toward its customers.

888 said the investigation focuses on the use of “effective self-exclusion tools across different operating platforms.” Online firms are required to offer self-exclusion programs to customers that allow a problem gambler to bar themself from a site for at least six months.

Gambling Commission rules then require the online betting firm to close the customer’s account, returning any money in it. Additionally, the online firm must remove the customer’s name and details from any marketing databases it uses.