Who we are

The Gambling Commission was set up under the Gambling Act 2005 to regulate commercial gambling in Great Britain. On 1 October 2013 we also took over the responsibilities of the National Lottery Commission to regulate the National Lottery under the National Lottery etc. Act 1993:  Who we are and what we do


Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill preparations

  • Discover how operators can prepare to submit licence applications online by reading our application forms, guidance notes and frequently asked questions (updated March 2014).

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Application online – a new way to apply for licences

  • We have launched a new system that will allow some operators to apply for a licence online.
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Confidential intelligence line

  • Confidential intelligence line to 'tip-off' the authorities on illicit gambling.
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Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

betting sector Bingo Competitions and prize draws complaints Gambing machines

Betting sector

Bingo
sector

Competitions
& prize draws

Complaints

Gaming machines

getting a licence Lotteries and fundraising Personal licence maintenance Poker problem gambling

Getting a
licence

Lotteries and fundraising

Personal
licence maintenance

Poker

Problem gambling

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