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The Gambling Commission today (30 April) published its business plan outlining its focus and priorities for 2018-2019.

The plan sets out how over the next year the regulator will protect the interests of consumers, prevent harm to consumers and the public, raise standards in the gambling market, optimise returns to good causes from lotteries and improve the way it regulates.

It is the first of three plans to be published over the lifespan of the Commission’s three year strategy.

As part of the plan the Commission will be pushing industry to designing-in protections and control measures right from the start of product development and accelerate the progress that operators are already making on consumer interventions. It also sets a commitment to better understanding the public health impact of problematic gambling.

William Moyes, Chair of the Gambling Commission, said: “Our ambitious plans for the next 12 months and beyond are designed to enable us to continue to respond to emerging risks and issues in a way that balances consumer choice and enjoyment with the risks associated with gambling, and the impact on wider society.

“Our strategy and plans will deliver real change for consumers, the gambling industry and for us as the regulator. Our aim is to make gambling fairer and safer and to raise standards across the industry.”

 
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  1. Operating model.
  2. More information about how we regulate the gambling industry.
  3. Useful statistics on the gambling industry

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Posted on 30 April 2018