Fines for the gambling industry 2023

2023 was a busy year for gambling industry regulators around the world, as fines for the year rose 42.3% year-on-year to a record $442.6 million (€402 million/£347.7 million). increased.

Australia and Great Britain set new records

Australia’s state gambling regulators handed out record-breaking fines of AU$457.6 million to gambling operators during 2023 Crown Resorts is fined AU$450 million from the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Center (AUSTRAC). The fine was agreed after the operator was found guilty of breaches of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006 (AML/CTF Act).

Crown’s fine is the largest compensation or fine ever paid by a gambling operator, surpassing the previous record of AU$120 million imposed on the same company in 2022.

The British Gambling Commission has collected £214.2 million in fines and agreed settlements in 2023, the year the long-awaited white paper on gambling reform was finally published. The highest fine of the year, a British record of £19.2 millionwas issued to the William Hill Group. The fine was imposed for serious social responsibility and anti-money laundering failures at three of its gaming companies. WHG International Limited ( was fined £12.5 million, Mr Green Limited ( was fined £3.7 million and William Hill Organization Limited, which manages the group’s 1,344 bookmakers in the operates across the UK was fined £3 million.

The Canadian province of Ontario was the only gambling regulator in the country to release details of the fines imposed during the year. Following the successful launch of the iGaming industry in Ontario in 2022, the Ontario Alcohol and Gambling Commission (AGCO) imposed a total of seven fines in 2023 PointsBet received the highest fine of C$150,000 for breaches of responsible online gaming standards.

Now in the United States Legal gambling fines totaled just $1.6 million in all states. The largest fine of the year was imposed by the Colorado state gambling regulator fined Nevada-based Monarch Casinos & Resort $400,000. The fine was imposed after an investigation revealed that sportsbook employees were placing proxy bets on behalf of out-of-state customers.

The Dutch Gambling Authority, de Kanspel authority (KSA) was one of the busiest regulators in 2023, collecting a total of 21 fines and settlements from both online and land-based gambling operators. The highest fine imposed by the KSA was €6,794,000 fine against Goldwin Limited for operating on the Dutch market without a license.

Fines by country

country Total fines US$ / € / £
Australia $311.4 million / €283.6 million / £254.7 million
United Kingdom $271.6 million / €247.3 million / £214.2 million
Greece $26.8 million / €24.5 million / £21.5 million
Netherlands $26 million / €23.7 million / £20.5 million
Sweden $9.2 million / €8.3 million / £7.2 million
Gibraltar $3.6 million / €3.3 million / £2.9 million
Singapore 1.7 million US dollars / 1.6 million euros / 1.4 million pounds
USA 1.6 million US dollars / 1.5 million euros / 1.3 million pounds
Malta $966,091 / €880,594 / £763,273
Canada (Ontario) $365,252 / €332,707 / £288,228
Lithuania $94,628 / €86,228 / £74,705
Germany $54,869 / €50,000 / £43,320
Denmark $15,984 / €14,567 / £12,623

For a full breakdown of all fines issued in 2023, visit our gambling industry fines page.

Ciaran McEneaney

Ciaran McEneaney

Gaming industry analyst with over a decade of experience working with some of the biggest names in the sports betting, gambling, poker and casino industries.

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