2008

 
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Investigation into illegal betting in Chester 23/12/2008 A 46 year-old man from Chester has been cautioned following an investigation into illegal betting in the city.
The Gambling Commission publishes information guide for internet gamblers 22/12/2008 In a new publication the Gambling Commission is advising online gamblers what to look out for when gambling on the internet.
Gambling Commission warns operators: complete your regulatory return by Wednesday or risk a £100 financial penalty 15/12/2008 Gambling operators who have held a licence since 1 September 2007 and whose first annual regulatory return is overdue have been warned that they risk a financial penalty of £100 if their returns are not submitted by midnight on Wednesday.
The Gambling Commission appoints Baroness Neuberger as Chair of the Independent Strategy Board on minimising risks from 28/11/2008 Baroness Neuberger has been appointed as the Chair of the new independent Strategy Board that will advise the Gambling Commission on research, education and treatment programmes needed to support a national responsible gambling strategy.
Gambling Commission publishes report on research, education and treatment 21/10/2008 The Department for Culture, Media and Sport asked the Gambling Commission to carry out a review on the effectiveness and level of the existing voluntary arrangements for the gambling industry funding of gambling research, public education and treatment.
Betfair Limited (Betfair) and cross matching 17/10/2008 The Gambling Commission has had under consideration a change to Betfair's practices introduced on 18 February 2008.
Suspected illegal gaming machines seized in Warrington 13/10/2008 A multi-agency operation has launched a joint initiative in the Warrington area to find and remove gaming machines believed to be illegally sited in takeaway-style premises.
Senior Management changes at the Gambling Commission 10/10/2008 Beryl Brown, Director of Policy and Communications will be leaving the Gambling Commission on 31 October 2008.
Homeowners urged to be aware of rules on 'house competitions' 10/10/2008 The Gambling Commission has moved to warn homeowners that attempts to sell homes using prize competition schemes could potentially fall foul of the Gambling Act 2005.
Revised licence conditions and codes of practice for 1 January 2009 01/10/2008 Following an extensive consultation the Gambling Commission has written to all licensees giving three months notice of changes to the Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP) coming into effect on 1 January 2009.
Prosecution for illegally sited gaming machines in Gosport 30/09/2008 A multi-agency operation involving officers from the Gambling Commission, Hampshire Police and Gosport Borough Council has led to a prosecution for illegal gambling.
Less than one month to 28 October deadline for first annual regulatory returns 29/09/2008 Licensed gambling operators who have not yet completed their annual regulatory returns and who have been licensed since 1 September last year are being reminded they have less than a month to file their first return with the Commission.
Gaming machines seized in Wigan area 25/09/2008 The Gambling Commission, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and Wigan Council have launched a joint operation in the Wigan area to find and remove gaming machines illegally sited in taxi offices and takeaway-style premises.
Nationwide drive targets illegal machine suppliers 18/09/2008 The Gambling Commission has today warned machine suppliers that time is rapidly running out for those who persist in ignoring the Gambling Act 2005.
The British Gambling Prevalence Survey 2010 20/07/2008 The British Gambling Prevalence Survey (BGPS) is a large-scale nationally representative survey of participation in gambling and the prevalence of problem gambling in Great Britain.
Gaming machines seized 12/07/2008 The Gambling Commission has seized a number of gaming machines in a multi-agency operation in Oldham.
Gaming machines seized (update) 01/07/2008 The Gambling Commission has seized a further 12 gaming machines as a result of continuing enquiries into the suspected unlawful supply of gaming machines to businesses in the North of England.
New rules for seaside arcades this summer 02/06/2008 The Gambling Commission is reminding seaside arcade operators of their new responsibilities under the Gambling Act 2005 as the summer season steps up a gear following the Whitsun Bank Holiday half-term.
Problem gambling review must consider the long-term requirements 09/05/2008 Gambling Commission Chairman Brian Pomeroy today highlighted the need for a national strategy to determine what research, preventive education and treatment programmes are needed
Director of Monitoring and Enforcement to leave Commission in July 2008 02/05/2008 Andrew Lyman, a Director at the Gambling Commission, will be leaving shortly to take up a senior executive role with the Association of British Bookmakers (ABB).
Nick Tofiluk receives an award from the Birmingham Community Safety Partnership 20/03/2008 Nick Tofiluk, our Director of Operations, recently became one of the first recipients of a new award.
Summary of the licensee survey - November 2007 07/03/2008 In November last year the Gambling Commission phoned over 150 operators and asked a series of questions about their experiences of applying for an operating licence.
Facilitating betting in pubs and clubs is illegal 06/03/2008 Bookmakers, publicans and club officials are being warned by the Gambling Commission that commercial betting is not allowed in pubs, clubs or similar licensed premises.
Appointment of legal advisers 29/01/2008 The Gambling Commission has completed a review of its legal panel, with Brodies, Gregory Rowcliffe Milners and Wragge & Co being appointed to act as its external legal advisers until December 2010.
Local authority quarterly returns - deadline for first submission nears 25/01/2008 Local authorities are reminded that the deadline for submission of their first quarterly returns on premises licence activity and permits are required by the Gambling Commission by Thursday 31 January.