Machines seized as Gambling Commission lends support to Operation Condor
Gambling Commission (the Commission) officers provided
support and expertise to the Metropolitan Police in one of their
largest policing operations this year -
Operation Condor. The operation is designed to combat those who
flout licensing rules including shops, pubs and clubs across London
and, as a result eighteen gaming machines were seized.
The gaming machines were removed from seven alcohol licensed
premises in North London and enquiries are continuing. The
Commission’s enquiries focus on the source of supply for the
allegedly illegally-sited machines, while any additional action
with regard to the premises will be undertaken by local authorities
and the police with our further assistance and advice if
Regional Compliance Manager for the South-East, Clive Noblett
“The Gambling Commission was pleased to lend support to this
successful multi-agency operation in London.
“Working in partnership with other law enforcement agencies is
central to the Commission’s approach to keeping gambling fair and
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 Commission recently further strengthened its relationship with
Metropolitan Police with Detective Constable Mark Stanford joining
the Commission from the Met on a two-year
- Further information is available from the Commission's website.
Gambling Commission: John Travers on (0121) 230 6700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.