Ben Jones, 30, has been jailed for stealing £370,000 from his employer to fund his habit after chatty emails from Betway 'VIP manager' Simon Kent led him to stake £1million. Home U.K.
The gambling watchdog is investigating Betway after it failed to check whether Ben Jones, 30, could afford the huge sums he was wagering. Jones was jailed for three years at Nottingham Crown Court.
The Mail revealed earlier this month how Ben Jones, 30, was offered tickets to watch his favourite sports teams by personal VIP hosts, even as he bet £370,000 of cash stolen from his employer. Betway admitted paying compensation to his victim, the Cake Decorating Co – a tacit admission that the gambling giant’s dealings with Jones contributed to his criminality.
One, Ben Jones, has been jailed for stealing £370,000 from his employer to fund his habit. Last night, Betway admitted paying compensation to the company after Jones was jailed for three years in November – a tacit admission that the gambling giant’s dealings with Jones contributed to his criminality.
If the UKGC finds Betway guilty, this would merit a stiff fine as it would be proof for lack of compliance with KYC and AML practices upheld by the regulator. According to the investigation, the company had failed to establish the source of the money, but also missed the fact the individual, one Ben Jones , aged 30 , suffered from a severe case of gambling addiction.
Ben Jones, 30, from Colwick, Nottingham, worked as a wholesale manager at The Cake Decorating Co., one of UK’s largest retailers of cake decorating suppliers. The married father of two regularly stole from his workplace to fuel his gambling addiction.
Over the two years that followed his elevation to a Betway ‘VIP’ gambler, Jones bet an astonishing £1.1 million and lost about £280,000. Amid a dizzying deluge of bonuses, free tickets and ...
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Ben Lewis Jones (born August 30, 1941) is an American actor, politician, playwright and essayist, best known for his role as Cooter Davenport in The Dukes of Hazzard.Jones also served for four years in the United States House of Representatives from January 3, 1989, to January 3, 1993.