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How the Gambling Commission works to reduce gambling harm

As a collaboration partner, the Gambling Commission delivers its role in a number of ways:

  • the first and most significant role is to uphold the licensing objective to protect children and vulnerable people from being harmed by gambling, through effective regulation of the gambling industry
  • we provide advice to Government on participation and prevalence of gambling and problem gambling, and the regulation of the gambling industry
  • we advise local authorities on their dual regulation of premises-based gambling
  • we approve destinations of regulatory settlements, which may result from our enforcement activity – these are payments in lieu of financial penalties for socially responsible purposes. These projects accelerate work to support the National Strategy
  • we collaborate to drive strategic coordination and oversight to reduce gambling harms, and to share widely and communicate progress and actions delivered by partners involved.
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