Gambling Commission

Gambling Commission

The Gambling Commission (GC) was set up under the Gambling Act 2005 to regulate arcades, betting, bingo, casinos, gaming machine providers, gambling software providers, lottery operators and external lottery managers and remote gambling (online and by phone) that uses British-based equipment. On 1 October 2013 we also took over the responsibilities of the National Lottery […]

Commission launches online gambling strategy

Commission launches online gambling strategy

The European Commission has set out its new action plan for online gambling. In a Communication entitled ‘Towards a comprehensive European framework for online gambling’, the Commission identifies the key challenges arising from the co-existence of differing national regulatory frameworks for online gambling within the Internal Market and draws from the themes highlighted in the […]

Gambling Act 2005

Gambling Act 2005

The Gambling Act 2005 (text) sets out rules about the UK’s gambling sector. The Act has 3 main aims: keeping gambling crime free; making sure that gambling is fair and open; and protecting children and vulnerable adults. The Gambling Act 2005 replaces the Gaming Act 1968, the Lotteries & Amusements Act 1976 and certain elements of the Betting, Gaming […]