Stockholm-listed online gaming operator LeoVegas has been fined £600,000 by the UK Gambling Commission for marketing and social responsibility failings.

The penalty follows a licence review by the gambling regulator, which found that between April 2017 and January 2018, LeoVegas or its affiliates were responsible for 41 advertisements that misled consumers. The operator also failed to return deposits to 11,205 self-excluded customers who closed their accounts, and sent marketing emails to 1,894 customers at the end of their self-exclusion period, without their permission.

A further 413 customers were found to have been allowed to gamble at the end of their self-exclusion period, despite taking no positive steps to return to gambling.

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