2011

 

Title Date Summary
Licensing Officers attend Edinburgh briefing 25/11/2011 Licensing Officers attend Edinburgh briefing on gambling regulation.
Gambling Commission lends support to Operation Opulent 14/11/2011 The Gambling Commission provided support and expertise to officers from Lothian and Borders Police as part of Operation Opulent.
The Gambling Commission appoints Brian Pomeroy as Chair of the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board 09/11/2011 Brian Pomeroy CBE has been appointed as the Chair of the independent Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) for the period until March 2013.
Category C and complex D technical standards update 08/11/2011 The Gambling Commission recently consulted on amendments to the technical standards applicable to category C gaming machines. The amendments relate to speed of play, live jackpots and game links.
Two sentenced over lottery fraud 28/10/2011 A 56-year-old man has been jailed for 28 months for fraud and theft offences committed while he worked for a lottery company based in Nottinghamshire.
Nine arrested on suspicion of fraud 06/10/2011 Police have executed warrants at ten addresses across Merseyside and Glasgow and arrested nine men as part of an investigation into suspicious betting activity.
The Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport wishes to appoint up to four new Commissioners 30/09/2011 Gambling Commission – Commissioners: The Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport wishes to appoint up to four new Commissioners starting on 1 January 2012.
Commissioner re-appointed to Gambling Commission Board 27/09/2011 The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced the re-appointment of Peter Teague as Gambling Commission Commissioners.
Countdown to five-year personal licence maintenance fee payments 01/09/2011 The Gambling Commission is reminding personal licence holders to update the Commission on any changes to circumstances or key events that could affect their licence.
Category C and complex D technical standards 05/08/2011 Results of the consultation on amendments to the technical standards applicable to category C gaming machines. The amendments relate to speed of play, live jackpots and game links.
DCMS has announced planned changes to remote gambling laws 14/07/2011 DCMS has announced that British consumers will be better protected by planned changes to gambling laws.
DCMS confirms sale of Tote is completed 14/07/2011 DCMS confirms sale of Tote is completed.
DCMS implements B3 gaming machines changes 13/07/2011 The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has implemented an increase in stake for B3 gaming machines and has changed the number of B3 gaming machines permitted in adult gaming centres and bingo premises.
Suspension of operating licence 01/07/2011 The Gambling Commission has commenced a review under section 116 of the Gambling Act 2005 and has decided to suspend a General Betting Standard Operating Licence.
Interim appointment to the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board - Russell Hoyle joins as industry expert 28/06/2011 The Gambling Commission is pleased to welcome Russell Hoyle to the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board as an industry expert.
Three men summonsed for the illegal provision of facilities for gambling 22/06/2011 Summonses have been served by the Gambling Commission on three men with regard to a total of 42 offences under the Gambling Act 2005.
Calls to confidential intelligence line double 03/06/2011 Calls to the Gambling Commission’s confidential intelligence line have almost doubled in the last six months.
Pub betting reminder follows Cumbria convictions 27/05/2011 The Gambling Commission is reminding bookmakers and landlords of the law on betting in pub premises after fines totally more than £6,000 were levied on a bookmaker and pub landlord in Cumbria.
Co-ordinated action leads to machine seizures 25/05/2011 The Gambling Commission has seized gaming machine equipment and other assets following a co-ordinated national operation.
Bingo premises must primarily offer bingo 19/04/2011 The Gambling Commission has reminded licensed operators that licensed bingo premises must offer bingo as the primary gambling activity.
Gambling Commission voids bets 07/04/2011 The Gambling Commission (the Commission) has today concluded an investigation into suspicious betting patterns involving employees of Virgin Media and has decided to void bets totalling over £16,000 placed on TV’s the X Factor.
New Chair of Gambling Commission appointed 22/03/2011 Philip Graf has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Gambling Commission. The appointment is for five years commencing on 1 April 2011.
£7,000 financial penalty imposed on high street betting operator 21/03/2011 The Gambling Commission has formally warned two licensed operators and imposed financial penalties totalling £7,000 for breaching conditions of their operating licences.
Gaming machines seized 11/03/2011 Ten gaming machines, apparently supplied by an unlicensed supplier, were seized on 25 February 2011 from café style premises in North London during an operation led by the Metropolitan Police.
Suspension of operating licence 01/03/2011 The Gambling Commission has decided to suspend a Combined Operating Licence relating to an adult gaming centre and gaming machine supplier.
Nearly three quarters of adults in Britain gamble 15/02/2011 The Gambling Commission has published the British Gambling Prevalence Survey 2010. It is the third large-scale nationally representative survey of participation in gambling and the prevalence of problem gambling in Great Britain.
Audit of compliance with Code of Practice 2.1: combating problem gambling 21/01/2011 The Gambling Commission will shortly be undertaking spot checks to verify that the mandatory code of practice (2.1) that relates to contributions to research, education and treatment in respect of problem gambling is being adhered to.
Asset recovery hits illegal supplier for further £30,000 20/01/2011 A convicted illegal supplier of gaming machines faces a total bill of more than £50,000 after a confiscation hearing in Leamington Crown Court.
Betting premises must primarily offer betting 14/01/2011 The Gambling Commission has reminded licensed operators that betting premises must offer betting as the primary gambling activity.