Man charged with illegal supply of gaming machines
Date: 27 August
The Gambling Commission and Lancashire Police have carried out a
joint operation in the South Ribble and Preston city areas with the
support of HM Revenue & Customs and local authorities,
looking into the suspected illegal supply of gaming
As a result, a 42 year old man from Preston was
arrested yesterday and charged with three counts of illegally
supplying gaming machines to licensed premises in central
Lancashire, and four counts of fraud. He is due to appear before
Preston Magistrates’ Court on 13 September.
Under the Gambling Act 2005, anyone engaged in the supply,
installation and maintenance of gaming machines must be properly
licensed by the Gambling Commission.
Operators of businesses who have any doubt about the legality of
where a gaming machine is sited, or have suspicions about gaming
machines that have been offered to them can contact the Commission
in confidence on 0121 230 6655. A register of licensed machine
suppliers is updated daily and published on the Commission's
Notes to editors
The Gambling Commission
- 1. The Gambling Commission (the Commission) regulates gambling
in the public interest alongside its co-regulators local licensing
authorities. 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. The Commission and local licensing authorities
are 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. Full details of operating licence requirements can be
found in the gaming
machines section of our website.
- You can call John Travers on (0121) 230 6700, (07852) 124624 or
email him via firstname.lastname@example.org.