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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|.

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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