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UK Gambling Commission
Address: Victoria Square House Victoria Square Birmingham B2 4BP
E-mail Address:
Phone: 0121 230 6666
Fax: 0121 230 6720

Background Information

The Gambling Commission regulates gambling in the public interest. It does so by keeping crime out of gambling, by ensuring that gambling is conducted fairly and openly, and by protecting children and vulnerable people from being harmed or exploited by gambling. The Commission also provides independent advice to government on gambling in Britain.

News Archive for CY2017
November 13, 2017 Commission Lays Out Roadmap for Fairer and Safer Gambling
November 13, 2017 Gambling Commission Joins Forces with Citizens Advice
September 27 2017 Gambling Commission: Improving Communications and Consultations
July 26, 2017 UK Gambling Commission Launches Lottery Transparency Consultation
July 26, 2017 Gambling Commission: Consumers Can Use Resolver to Manage Their Gambling Complaints
July 20, 2017 Have Your Say on Changes to Society Lottery Codes of Practice: Putting Consumers First
July 14, 2017 Gambling Commission Warns Fantasy Football Organisers to Not Get Caught Out by Gambling Rules
July 14, 2017 Gambling Commission Reforms Its Enforcement Strategy Following Consultation
July 5, 2017 Gambling Commission Unveils New Enforcement Strategy
May 25, 2017 UKGC Releases the Latest Gambling Industry Statistics
May 16, 2017 Gambling Commission CEO Addresses Lotteries Council Conference
May 16, 2017 Gambling Commission Reviewing Online Betting Firm 888 Effectiveness of ‘Self-Exclusion’ System
April 4, 2017 Lottoland Continues to Advance Innovation with New WorldMillions
March 4, 2017 Lottoland Statement in Response to Department for Culture, Media and Sport
March 4, 2017 DCMS Opens Consultation on Prohibiting Third Party Betting on Non-UK EuroMillions Draws
February 9, 2017 New Data to Inform Government Gambling Review

News Archive for CY2016
December 29, 2016 Proposals for Gambling Commission Fees from April 2017
December 28, 2016 Prime Minister Urged to ‘Widen Gambling Review’ to Include Scratchcards and National Lottery
November 1, 2016 Gambling Commission Invites You to Have Your Say on Remote Gambling and Software Technical Standards
October 26, 2016 Commission Welcomes Government Gambling Review
October 3, 2016 Gambling Commission Renews Partnership with Crimestoppers to Combat Corruption in Sport
October 3, 2016 Gambling Commission Starts Two-Way Conversation with Consumers
September 16, 2016 New Chair of the Gambling Commission Appointed
August 24, 2016 New AML Licence Conditions and Guidance from the Gambling Commission
August 11, 2016 Gambling Commission Shines Light on Virtual Currencies, eSports and Social Gaming
August 11, 2016 UK Government Plans to Level the Playing Field for Betting and Online Gaming Taxation
August 6, 2016 Computer Games Are so Popular They Have Attracted the Attention of the Gambling Watchdog
June 30, 2016 Gambling Statistics Paint Picture of Gambling in Great Britain
June 20, 2016 UK Gambling Commission Announce Co-Operation Agreement with the Portuguese Gambling Regulator
May 19, 2016 Recruitment: Chair of the Gambling Commission
May 5, 2016 UK Gambling Commission – Corporate Business Plan: April 2016 – March 2017
May 5, 2016 Gambling Commission Publish New Rules to Tackle Crime Linked to Gambling
April 29, 2016 Review of Lottery Regulation Drags on, But Some Relaxation on Rules Pertaining to Smaller Lotteries Introduced
April 11, 2016 Gambling Commission Launch New Strategy to Tackle Gambling-Related Harm
April 6, 2016 Gambling Commission Introduce Regulations to Reduce Gambling Harm
April 5, 2016 Gambling Commission Announce Lottery Red Tape To Be Cut
February 29, 2016 Gambling Commission Investigation: Lessons to be Learned from Failures at Paddy Power Group
February 11, 2016 Ruling Clarifies Gambling Regulator's Power to Withhold Operating Licences

News Archive for CY2015
December 5, 2015 Gambling Commission Launch Gaming Machines Consultation
November 26, 2015 International Pilot to Streamline Testing Standards
September 14, 2015 Online Scratchcard Lottery Warning
September 2, 2015 Discussion Paper on the Commission's Approach to Setting Fees
July 14, 2015 Gambling Commission Annual Report Published
June 25, 2015 Latest UK Gambling Industry Statistics Published
June 11, 2015 Sarah Harrison to be appointed Chief Executive at the Gambling Commission
May 19, 2015 Gambling Commission Publishes Analysis of Trends in Gambling Behaviour Over Last 6 Years
April 13, 2015 Appointment of Executive Director of Legal and Compliance of The Hong Kong Jockey Club
(April 8, 2015 Delay in appointment of new CEO
March 30, 2015 Responsible Gambling Strategy Board – New Appointee
March 26. 2015 Culture Secretary Appoints new Gambling Commissioners
March 13, 2015 Acevo Condemns Idea of Deregulating Society Lotteries

News Archive for CY2014
December 3, 2014 Commission Licence Needed by Software Suppliers
December 3, 2014 RGT Report Gives Bookmakers Some Respite
December 1, 2014 Stars Visit Downing Street to Celebrate 20 Years of Changing Lives
December 1, 2014 Statement Issued by Peter Greenhill in Response to Point of Consumption Tax
December 1, 2014 UK Gambling Tax Regime Rules Overhauled
December 1, 2014 Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) directive update
November 27, 2014 Local Authorities Demand Government Move Against ‘Unregulated Casino-Style Gambling
November 27, 2014 Gambling Commission Publish Latest Industry Statistics
October 10, 2014 UK Court Rules That the Point of Consumption Licensing Regime is Lawful
September 29, 2014 DCMS Postpones Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014 - Important Consequential Update
Sept 23, 2014 UK Gambling Commission Appoints Gatenby Sanderson to Locate Successor to Jenny Williams
September 12, 2014 Gambling Software – Licensing Deadline Extended
September 2, 2014 Weaknesses Persist in Underage Gambling Controls
August 29, 2014 UK Government Publishes Gambling Duty Registration Information
August 27, 2014 UK Government Opens Further Consultation on Horserace Betting Levy
August 20, 2014 Consultancy nfpSynergy Propose a Way for Charities to Claim Gift Aid on Society Lotteries
August 12, 2014 Illinois Lottery Debuts New Instant Games
August 12, 2014 Society Lotteries Raise Record £163m for Good Causes
July 22, 2014 Online Application Service Extended to Non-Remote Operators
July 22, 2014 Survey finds gambling industry acknowledge need for Strong Exclusion Standards for Problem Gamblers
July 22, 2014 DCMS consultation on Incidental Non-Commercial, Private Society, Work And Residents' Lotteries
July 11, 2014 Gambling Commission Publishes 2013/14 Reports and Review
June 26, 2014 Gambling Commission Publishes Latest Industry Statistics
June 23, 2014 Gambling Commission Updates Testing Strategy Guidance
April 8, 2014 Gambling Commission Updates FAQs and Provides More Clarity Over Grey Markets Issue
March 18, 2014 Gambling Commission Strengthens Senior Team
February 21, 2014 Interim suspension of operating licence – Bodugi Limited
February 10, 2014 Gambling Commission Release New Brief on the Game of Bingo
January 13, 2014 UK Gambling Commission Cautions Unlicensed Online Gaming Machine Suppliers


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