Gambling Commission

Gambling Commission establishes ‘Lived Experience Panel’

The Gambling Commission has announced the establishment of a permanent ‘Lived Experience Panel’, which will provide advice, evidence, and recommendation to inform decision-making and raise standards. The panel will provide the Gambling Commission with independent advice based on personal lived experience of gambling harms. The Lived Experience Panel will join the Advisory Board for Safer […]

Data shows the impact of COVID-19 on gambling behaviour in September 2020

The Gambling Commission has published further data showing how the easing of lockdown regulations continued to impact gambling behaviour in Great Britain. The new data reflects the period between March and September, and includes both online and in-person gambling. The latest data shows the online market continues to evolve, seeing a 7% increase in active accounts. This was […]

Gambling Commission publishes first National Strategic Assessment

The Gambling Commission has published its’ first National Strategic Assessment. The document, which uses the latest available evidence from a wide range of sources and case studies, sets out the Commission’s priorities regarding the issues and risks gambling presents to general consumers and highlights areas where progress is being made to make gambling safer. Chief Executive Neil McArthur said: “We […]

Data shows impact of COVID-19 on gambling behaviour in the UK

The Gambling Commission has published data showing how Coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted gambling behaviour in the United Kingdom in the period between March and August 2020. The latest data shows the online market contracting slightly over the period including national lockdown, although it is conceded that this could be attributable to the break in English Premier League football and […]

Gambling Commission introduces new rules to address irresponsible ‘VIP Customer’ schemes

The Gambling Commission has announced strict new guidance for gambling operators to clean up the malpractice of so-called ‘VIP’ schemes. UK gambling operators have been warned that there should be no irresponsible incentivisation of high-value customers. The Commission has identified VIP schemes as an area for change, and has challenged the gambling industry to work together to assess […]

Gambling Commission challenges gambling operators to make online gambling safer

At a special event hosted in Birmingham, the Gambling Commission sought to unite gambling operators behind a single industry-wide solution to help reduce gambling harm. Industry experts attended the event with the goal of overcoming the challenges associated with achieving a Single Customer View, providing oversight of customers with multiple online accounts. This initiative is being supported by the Betting […]

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