Gambling Commission lends support to Operation Opulent
The Gambling Commission (the Commission) provided
support and expertise to officers from Lothian and Borders Police
as part of
Operation Opulent on 11 November.
Two Commission officers joined officers from Lothian and Borders
Police when they arrived at dawn at an Edinburgh address to
investigate the suspected provision of illegal gambling
'Operation Opulent', is the enforcement phase of the ‘Made From
Crime?’ campaign in which Lothian and Borders Police aim to target
those making cash illegally through crime. The Commission
works in partnership with other law enforcement agencies to keep
gambling fair and safe.
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. See the Terms & Conditions section of our
website for information on legal
- Further information is available from the Commission's website.
Gambling Commission: John Travers on (0121) 230 6700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.