Key events

What is a key event?

A key event is an event that could have a significant impact on the nature or structure of a licence holder’s business.

Key events that must be reported

Details of the key events that must be reported to us by operating* licence holders are set out in a licence condition and can be found in licence condition 15.2 (page 22) of the  Licence conditions and codes of practice - consolidated May 2014 (LCCP).

Key events that should be reported

We expect licence holders to work with us in an open and cooperative way and to inform us of any matters that we would reasonably need to be aware of in exercising our regulatory functions.

Code of practice provision 8 of the LCCP (information requirements) is an ordinary code of practice which sets out a number of matters that operating* licence holders should make us aware of. These are matters that will have a material impact on the licence holder’s business, or their ability to conduct business and are in addition to those key events that must be reported.

When should key events be reported?

Licence holders must notify us of any key event as soon as reasonably practicable and, in any event, within five working days of becoming aware of it.

How do I report a key event?

  • Key events should be reported through our online returns system.
  • Alternatively, you can report a key event in writing by post or email:

    Key Events
    Regulation Coordination Administration Team
    Gambling Commission
    Victoria Square House
    B2 4BP


*except ancillary remote licence holders


Page last reviewed: April 2013

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