Top Sport Faces New Fines in Lithuania
Top Sport has come under fire again in Lithuania for breaching regulations on mobile betting.
According to the Lithuanian Gambling Supervisory Authority, Top Sport violated its rules after it found that the operator's app placed bets automatically without the player's permission.
Following an investigation, it was revealed that Top Sport's app repeated the bet a player made on a live roulette table after the player locked their phone. The regulator stated that this act contravenes Article 16, Parts 4 and 5 of the rule on gambling in Lithuania.
While Part 4 required every gaming device to comply with the rules established and approved by the Supervisory Service, Part 5 stipulates that a gaming device must have a certificate issued by accredited institutions.
For this infraction, Top Sport was ordered to pay a fine of €15,000 and warned that further breaches, or failure to correct the error, could lead to a possible suspension of its betting license in the jurisdiction.
The company had been earlier fined €25,000 by the Lithuanian Gambling Supervisory Authority for allowing underage individuals to access one of its slot salons and not displaying warning signs of addiction on its machines.
The regulator revealed that three people, with at least one minor amongst them, entered the salon and remained inside for more than two hours without the company taking any measures to eject the three individuals from its establishment.