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Lithuania Once Again Fines Top Sport Over CCTV Failings

Top Sport has been handed another fine by Lithuania’s Gambling Supervisory Authority after it was found to breach the country’s regulations regarding CCTV at its retail betting venues.

The operator has been issued a fine of €15,000 due to the improper installation of video recording systems at its retail gambling venues in Vilnius. The Gambling Supervisory Authority found that the recording system’s image quality was not good enough and that the actions of those working behind the cash desk were not clearly visible in the footage.

Furthermore, during its inspection, the Authority found that it wasn’t always clear how much money was being paid in and paid out to customers on the video feed. As such, Top Sport was found to be in breach of Article 15, Paragraphs 2 and 3 of the Lithuanian Law on Gambling.

Top Sport was also failing to save all parts of the video recording, which is in breach of paragraph 5 of Article 15 of the Law of the Republic of Lithuania.

This is the second fine handed to Top Sport for not having high-quality CCTV systems installed at its retail betting location. The company received a €15,000 fine in September for the same reason.

Last year also saw Top Sport fined €25,000 in May for breaking the country’s ban on gambling promotion and €15,000 in November for allowing a player from outside of Lithuania to gamble remotely on its website. The company was also warned in November that its sponsorship of the prediction game for the 2022 FIFA World Cup was against regulations.

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