Gambling Commission supports Lothian and Borders Police

News item

Date: 15 March 2012

Police in the Scottish Borders were yesterday involved in a joint initiative with the Gambling Commission focusing on potential illegal betting taking place during the Cheltenham Festival.

Further information is on the Lothian and Borders Police website


Notes to editors

The Gambling Commission

  1. 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. 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. 3. See the Terms & Conditions section of our website for information on legal advice.     

Further information

  1. Further information is available from the Commission's website. Contact us on (0121) 230 6700 or