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The Gambling Commission

Here’s what you need to know about the Gambling Commission

The Gambling Commission is a non-departmental public body with responsibility for all gambling in Great Britain, except for the National Lottery and spread betting.

The Gambling Commission is responsible for casinos, bingo halls, race tracks, betting offices, gaming machines, family entertainment centres and adult arcades and lotteries. This responsibility includes regulation for both land based and online or remote gambling. The Gambling Commission is also responsible for advising local and central government on issues relating to gambling, including the provision of gaming and gaming machines in other venues, such as pubs.

The Gambling Commission’s work is funded mainly by licence fees from the gambling industry.
The Commission’s primary role is to ensure that the Gambling Act 2005 licensing objectives are promoted throughout the industry:

  • To keep crime out of gambling;
  • To ensure that gambling is conducted fairly and openly;
  • To protect children and vulnerable people.

The Gambling Commission often takes the lead on any enforcement action against both licensed and unlicensed operators.

Training courses for gambling

Poppleston Allen is able to organise bespoke training courses to guide you through the changes to gambling through their sister training company, Poppleston Allen Training. Take a look at what you can be trained in here.

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