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Violation Tracker UK Individual Case

Company: Gala Interactive (Gibraltar) Limited
Current Parent CompanyEntain PLC
Parent at the Time of the Penalty Announcement: Gala Coral Group
Recap of Ownership Changes: Ladbrokes acquired Gala Coral in 2016, becoming Ladbrokes Coral. Ladbrokes Coral was acquired by GVC Holdings (later renamed Entain plc) in 2018.
Penalty: £2,470,309
Year: 2017
Date: 5 November, 2017
Offence Group: consumer-protection-related offences
Offence Type: gambling industry violation
Violation Description: Gala agreed to pay £974,093 in lieu of a financial penalty, £837,545 and £432,765 restitution to two victims of theft, £25,906 costs and a further £200,000 towards research into problem gambling in settlement of a finding by the commission that the company breached its social responsibility requirements relating to two customers who displayed problem gambling behaviour.
Action Type: agency action
Settlement Type: Regulatory Settlement with payment in lieu of penalty
Agency: Gambling Commission
HQ Country of Parent: Isle of Man
Ownership Structure of Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: entertainment
Specific Industry of Parent: sports betting
Source of Data(click here)
Source Notes: Exact penalty amount taken from a dataset provided by the Gambling Commission covering cases no longer posted on the agency's website.