The Gambling Commission was set up under the
Gambling Act 2005 to regulate commercial gambling in Great Britain.
The Gambling Act 2005 came fully into force on 1 September
We are an independent non-departmental public
body (NDPB) sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and
We have over 200 employees, mostly based in
Birmingham. This includes over 60 compliance and enforcement
managers working across Great Britain.
Our work is funded by fees, paid by the
operators that we license.
Gambling activities we regulate
We regulate commercial gambling in Great
Gambling activities we do not regulate
We do not regulate spread betting. This is the responsibility of
the Financial Services
We do not regulate the National Lottery. This is the
responsibility of the National Lottery
Page last reviewed: March