Licensing Officers attend Edinburgh briefing
Officers from local authorities as far afield as Orkney, the
Western Isles and Dumfries and Galloway attended a Commission
briefing on gambling regulation in Edinburgh on Wednesday 16
The event was designed to raise awareness of current issues, to
highlight good examples of co-regulation and to offer the chance
for local authority officers to ask questions of the Commission’s
Regional Compliance team in Scotland. The session also allowed
local councils to share their experiences in performing their role
alongside the Gambling Commission.
Regional Manager for Scotland, Douglas Greenshields said:
“It’s part of the Commission’s role to share our knowledge and
expertise in gambling regulation to support the licensing
authorities in playing their role locally. This event was well
received by the 45 licensing officers who attended and provided the
Commission with an improved insight to the challenges facing
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 email@example.com.