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Vasilijs Melniks

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 180723, tabled on 17 October 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Gambling Commission undertook due diligence on Vasilijs Melniks before granting a licence to the Park Lane Casino in London.

Answered on

22 October 2018

The Gambling Commission has advised me that it undertook enhanced and significant due diligence in relation to Mr Melnik’s Park Lane Club casino licence application in 2014. Based on the result of those checks it was satisfied as to his suitability to be associated with the licence. The Gambling Commission is currently reviewing Silverbond’s (Park Lane Casino’s) licence to provide gambling in Britain.

Details of the Commission’s processes may be found at the following links:

https://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/for-gambling-businesses/Apply-for-a-licence/What-you-need-to-send-us-when-you-apply-for-an-operating-licence-medium-to-large-businesses.aspx

https://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/PDF/Statement-of-principles-for-licensing-and-regulation.pdf

https://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/news-action-and-statistics/Regulatory-action/Review-a-licence.aspx

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