The high-roller casino destination, the Park Lane Club in London, has had its licence revoked by the UK Gambling Commission. The move comes amid allegations of money-laundering. The commission was "not satisfied" about the source of funds that were used to acquire the venue’s licence by Silverbond Enterprises, the operator. It is widely believed that the casino is owned by Vasilijs Melniks 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. London's Park Lane Club casino is subject to an ongoing licence review by the Gambling Commission, as its owner’s assets are seized in a Ukrainian corruption probe. Accounts and holdings belonging to Latvian businessman and former politician Vasilijs Melniks, owner of Park Lane Club, were reportedly seized by Ukrainian authorities in early August. Melniks faces accusations that he embezzled The casino is owned by Latvian businessman Vasilijs Melniks through his Silverbond Enterprises company whose assets were taken over by Ukrainian authorities at the start of August. The UK gambling Commission said last Wednesday that it would now be reviewing the casino’s licence. Mr. Melniks is under investigation for money laundering the sum of €54m as part of a deal with Ukrainian state Many believed this happened because Silverbond Enterprises, the company which owned the casino was controlled by the businessman Vasilijs Melniks. At the time, the controversial Latvian was accused of laundering more around £48.5 million from a state-owned energy company in Ukraine. A high-rolling Park Lane casino popular with multi-millionaires has had its licence revoked by the Gambling Commission amid allegations over money laundering. 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.
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