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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) Act|

The Act is in effect from 1 November 2014. To check if an online gambling site is registered, use our licence register|. For questions about getting licensed, visit our frequently asked questions blog|.

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Application online – regulatory returns |

On 22 December between 8:30am and 12:30pm we will be combining the Regulatory Returns system with eServices - operator. After 12:30pm on 22 December you will be able to access your account through your eServices – operator login.

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