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What is compliance?

An important part of the Gambling Commission’s work is to ensure that licence holders are compliant. Compliance requires licence holders to understand and act in accordance with:

What is our approach to ensuring compliance?

Our compliance process concentrates on the effectiveness of licence holders' self-regulation. The type of compliance activity we undertake includes:

  • carrying out reviews and visits
  • giving specific advice or guidance to licence holders
  • taking remedial or preventive action
  • varying or imposing additional licence conditions
  • reviewing financial information.

Our approach to compliance is set out in our Licensing, compliance and enforcement policy statement and Statement of principles for licensing and regulation:

Licence holders who are not compliant

Licence holders who are not compliant risk regulatory action being taken by us. 

Equally, licence holders and individuals who are uncooperative, or less than open with us, can expect higher levels of regulatory intervention. Where necessary we will exercise our regulatory powers. The Terms & Conditions section of this website contains further information on legal advice.

Page last reviewed: April 2014