FIFA YouTubers and owners of FUT Galaxy, Craig Douglas and Dylan Rigby who pleaded guilty to charges levied at them under the 2005 Gambling Act have been sentenced.
Douglas was ordered to pay £91,000 (about $113,000) while Rigby was handed a £174,000 (about $217,000) fine.
District judge Jack McGarva said
The aggravating features of these offences are they were committed over a relatively long period of about six months. Children were gambling on your site. It’s impossible for me to know how many or the effect on them. In my opinion, both of you were aware of the use of the site by children and the attractiveness of it to children. At the very least, you both turned a blind eye to it.
During the trial, one of Douglas’ YouTube videos, under his YouTube name Nepenthez, was shown as evidence where he stated incorrectly that
You don’t have to be 18 for this, because this is a virtual currency.
Douglas took to Twitter and apologised to family and friends.
I owe a huge apology to my family and close friends for putting them through this process, and appreciate all those that stood by me.
— NepentheZ (@NepentheZ) February 6, 2017
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