Gambling Commission supports Metropolitan Police
Date: 4 April
The Gambling Commission was pleased to support the Metropolitan
Police in their case against a man who made nearly £80,000
from online gambling after using fraudulent international
passports, identity cards and false utility bills to open various
online accounts. The man has been jailed for three
For more information read the
Metropolitan Police press release on their website.
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: Press office on (0121) 230 6700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.