UKGC Indefinitely Suspends Genesis Global Operating Licence

The UK Gambling Commission has declared an indefinite suspension of Genesis Global Limited’s operating licence on the basis of concern that it has violated such conditions.

Commenting that “this is due to a number of compliance issues,” the revocation of the licence, in effect immediately (Monday 20 July 2020), makes it illegal for Genesis Global to sell gambling services through its Great Britain suite of igaming sites.

Casoola Casino, Casino Planet, Kassu, CasinoCruise, Casino Gods, Casino Joy, Genesis Casino, Pelaa, Sloty Online Casino, Spela, Spinit and Vegas Hero are the sites suspended.

The UKGC commented in a media release detailing the announcement: “We have instructed the operator to facilitate customers accessing their accounts to withdraw funds and advise customers not to place any bets through the above websites.

“If a customer has questions concerning their account we advise they contact the operator through the website they have used.”

The regulator has initiated a review pursuant to sections 116 and 118 of the 2005 Gambling Act, and has suspended the operating licence No 000-045235-R-324169-010 combined remote operating licence – real-event betting, virtual betting, and Genesis Global’s casino holding during that period.

It is alleged that Genesis Global has infringed a condition of licence (section 116(2)(a) of the Act) and is unlawful to carry on the approved activities, with it being deemed appropriate to revoke the licence with immediate effect until the investigation has been completed.

Section 116(2)a) states the following: “The Commission may review any matter connected with the provision of facilities for gambling as authorised by an operating licence if the Commission has reason to suspect that activities may have been carried on in purported reliance on the licence but not in accordance with a condition of the licence.”