The primary purpose of compliance and enforcement is to ensure the licensing objectives are met
The compliance process involves licensed gambling operators, individuals working in the industry at all levels - but particularly those who hold personal licences - the Commission, the police and the Local Authority.
The primary purpose of the compliance and enforcement is to ensure the licensing objectives. Enforcement can be both regulatory or criminal and the Gambling Commission have strong powers to investigate and impose regulatory sanctions or initiate criminal proceedings.
The Commission's compliance staff deal with small to medium sized operations across all gambling sectors in a specific region whilst national compliance officers, working within each industry sector, manage the major operators.
Local Authorities are responsible for premises licences and particularly ensuring compliance with permissions imposed on the licences.
The police also have wide powers to investigate illegal gambling and ensure licensed gambling.
The Gambling Commission has extensive powers to review operating licences, for any reason they believe appropriate. Similarly, Licensing Authorities, along with the other Responsible Authorities, have the power to review premises licences.
We have acted for a number of clients in relation to enforcement operations by the Gambling Commission, including a number of review proceedings. We regularly advise on both the Gambling Commission's and Licensing Authorities approaches to compliance and enforcement
We have produced detailed policies and procedures for our clients to ensure that they comply with the extensive regulatory requirements of the Gambling Act 2005.
This is supported by training for personnel at all levels, from those who work on the shop floor to personal management licence holders at a corporate level.
In conjunction with the BII, we have created an exam compiled from past paper questions.