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Who we share personal data with

Your data may be shared with third parties who fulfil a service on our behalf, and under our express instructions. It may also be shared with other bodies where it is necessary to do so and where we are legally required or permitted to do so. This may include:

  • third party payment processors
  • relevant public authorities
  • gambling operators
  • sports governing bodies
  • other regulators
  • law enforcement agencies (including overseas).

We also share data with third parties for the purpose of vetting applicants. Such third parties include:

  • Camelot
  • Experian
  • Disclosure and Barring Service and/or Disclosure Scotland
  • Serious Fraud Office
  • Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs
  • Financial Conduct Authority.

Finally, in limited circumstances we share personal data with market research organisations for research purposes. Sharing data is primarily for the purpose of performing our regulatory functions such as assessing individuals’ suitability to be licensed, but it may also be necessary to share information for other reasons, such as the prevention and detection of crime or the collection of tax and gaming duty.

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