Gambling Commission welcomes outcome of judicial review
Date: 22 August
The Gambling Commission welcomes the court’s decision on
Camelot’s application for a judicial review4.
The review looked at alleged failures by the Commission to take
appropriate regulatory action in relation to the Health Lottery.
The court has supported both the Commission’s interpretation of the
law and its approach to the compliance of the Health Lottery and
its constituent parts.
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. Judicial review is a type of court proceeding in which a
judge reviews the lawfulness of a decision or action made by a
public body. Judicial reviews are a challenge to the way in which a
decision has been made, rather than the rights and wrongs of the
- 5. You can
read the full judgement on www.judiciary.gov.uk.
- Further information is available from the Commission's website.
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