What is an open event?
An opportunity for smaller licensed operators to air concerns
and suggestions regarding compliance with the Gambling Act 2005. At
the same time we update attendees on our developing
approach to risk based regulation.
This is part of a nationwide exercise to develop our relationship
with smaller licensed operators - without relying on time
consuming compliance visits.
We hosted 15 open events at locations covering England,
Scotland and Wales between February and June 2010. Key decision
makers from the Commission attended each of the events and in
total, 622 representatives of 592 smaller licensed operators
attended. The attendance represents 31% of Commission licensed
Category A – C operators in the AGC/FEC and non-remote betting
We covered a range of topics, selected following feedback from
operators, and including fees, keeping children out, regulatory
returns and effective self-exclusion.
We also invited suggestions on topics to be discussed via bookings.
Specific sessions were available for on-course bookmakers,
arcades and off-course bookmakers.
We have published an information update detailing some of the
issues discussed at the open events held in 2010:
Open events information update - September 2010
There are no open events scheduled at present, but if you would
like to register an interest in attending future events
or would like further information please contact us.
held in York, Watford, Dunblane, Newcastle, Norwich, Rotherham,
Cardiff, Chester, Plymouth, Weymouth and Louth.
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