The Gambling Commission meets local communities

News item

Date: 3 February 2010

In the first of a series of open events in various locations across the country, the Gambling Commission is coming to Bolton this week:

When:  Thursday 4 February, from 9.45am – 3.30pm
Where:  Ramada Jarvis Hotel, Manchester Road, Bolton

The events are part of a nationwide outreach programme to give smaller operators the chance to meet the Commission and discuss industry issues.

Key individuals from the Commission will be available, including the Director of Regulation, Nick Tofiluk and board member, Gill Milburn JP. The Commission’s local compliance manager will also be present, and more than 50 small businesses from the Bolton area are expected to attend.

After consulting operators, the Commission has drawn up an agenda to cover a broad range of issues, including fees and the exclusion of minors. Time has been allocated to discuss  arcades, on-course bookmakers and off-course bookmakers, and the Commission welcomes suggestions from operators for further topics.


Notes to editors

The Gambling Commission

  1. 1. The Gambling Commission (the Commission) regulates gambling in the public interest. It does so by keeping crime out of gambling, by ensuring that gambling is conducted fairly and openly, and by protecting children and vulnerable people from being harmed or exploited by gambling. The Commission also provides independent advice to government on gambling in Britain.
  2. 2. The Commission is responsible for licensing and regulating all gambling in Great Britain other than the National Lottery and spread betting, which are the responsibility of the National Lottery Commission and the Financial Services Authority (FSA) respectively.
  3. 3. For a full list of dates and venues visit the open events page of our website.

Further information

  1. For further information please contact us on (0121) 230 6700 or email