Interim appointment to the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board - Russell Hoyle joins as industry expert
Date: 28 June
The Gambling Commission is pleased to welcome Russell Hoyle to
the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) as an industry
expert. His appointment (which is on an interim basis, running
initially until the end of 2011) was strongly recommended to the
Commission by Julia Neuberger, Chair of the RGSB and follows the
resignation of Neil Goulden.
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 advice.
- 4. The development and delivery of the research,
education and treatment elements of a national responsible gambling
strategy are coordinated through three bodies –
- the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board
to advise on the research, education and treatment components of
the national responsible gambling strategy
- a single purpose fundraising body (The GREaT (Gambling
Research, Education and Treatment) Foundation, formerly the
Responsibility in Gambling Trust)
- a distribution body (the Responsible Gambling Fund -
- 5. The resignation of Neil Goulden followed his
appointment as Chairman of The GREaT Foundation earlier this month.
See press release on the GREaT
- Further information is available from the Commission's website.
Gambling Commission: John Travers on (0121) 230 6700 or email@example.com.