Licence holders must ensure that gambling products
have been tested by a test house before they are released to
The Gambling Commission published
houses - March 2013. Test
houses test compliance against our technical standards and
The list includes details of which technical standards and
requirements each test house can check compliance against.
All test houses have full accreditation to BS/EN
ISO 17025 which covers the scope of our standards and
Becoming an approved test house
To become an appointed test house you must successfully
complete the following two qualifying tests:
- Gambling Commission assessment: All prospective test houses are
required to undergo assessment on the suitability, integrity and
independence of their business. The application form will allow us
to undertake an initial assessment and confirm suitability subject
to the second qualifying test below.
- Internationally recognised accreditation: All prospective test
houses will need to demonstrate accreditation to BS/EN ISO 17025.
This accreditation may be obtained from either UKAS or an
equivalent recognised international organisation.
Applicants who are already accredited to BS/EN ISO 17025 will
need to obtain confirmation, or an extension of scope where
necessary, that the scope of their accreditation is sufficient to
allow them to test to our standards. This should be obtained from
either UKAS or an equivalent recognised international
Once these two tests have been satisfied, we will grant an
organisation approval to carry out the relevant tests against our
technical standards and requirements.
Before applying, applicants should satisfy themselves that they
have experience or knowledge of testing gambling
products and are likely to meet the two qualifying tests
described above. Test houses that have been approved in other
jurisdictions may also be well placed to apply.
Test houses can make their applications by downloading and
completing the following forms:
For enquiries about your application for approval please
telephone 0121 230 6666 or email email@example.com.
Page last reviewed: January 2013