The Gambling Commission meets local communities
In the next of a series of open events in various locations
across England and Wales, the Gambling Commission is coming
to Weymouth next week:
When: Monday 22 March, from 9.45am – 3.30pm
Where: Heights Hotel, Yeights Road, Weymouth
The events are part of a nationwide outreach programme to give
smaller gambling businesses the chance to meet the Commission and
discuss industry issues.
Key individuals from the Commission will be
present and available for media interviews, including the Director
of Regulation, Nick Tofiluk. The Commission’s local compliance
manager will also be present, and more than 30 small businesses
from the Weymouth 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.
More than 200 operators have attended similar
events in the North West and South West in recent weeks
and further meetings are planned across Britain over the
next three months.
Notes to editors
The Gambling Commission
- 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. 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)
- 3. For a full list of dates and venues visit the open events page of our
- You can call John Travers on (0121) 230 6700, (07852) 124624 or
email him via email@example.com.