What is compliance?
An important part of the Gambling Commission’s work is to ensure
that licence holders are compliant. Compliance requires licence
holders to understand and act in accordance with:
What is our approach to ensuring
Our compliance process concentrates on the effectiveness of
licence holders' self-regulation. The type of compliance activity
we undertake includes:
- carrying out reviews and visits
- giving specific advice or guidance to licence holders
- taking remedial or preventive action
- varying or imposing additional licence conditions
- reviewing financial information.
Our approach to compliance is set out in our Licensing,
compliance and enforcement policy statement and Statement of
principles for licensing and regulation.
Licensing compliance and enforcement policy statement - September
Statement of principles for licensing and regulation - September
Approach to test purchasing - England and Wales only - May 2011
Licence holders who are not compliant
Licence holders who are not compliant risk regulatory action being
taken by us.
Equally, licence holders and individuals who are unco-operative,
or less than open with us, can expect higher levels of regulatory
intervention. Where necessary we will exercise our regulatory
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