What we regulate
The Gambling Commission is an executive non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (opens in new tab).
We regulate the following types of gambling:
- gaming machine providers
- gambling software providers
- lottery operators (excluding small society lotteries)
- remote gambling (gambling done either online or by phone) that uses British-based equipment
- The National Lottery.
Our regulatory remit
We are responsible for issuing personal gambling licences for individuals and gambling operating licences for businesses.
We set requirements for all our licensees. These are the Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP). We carry out assessments to make sure that licensees are following our requirements.
The Gambling Commission’s functions are set out in the Gambling Act 2005 (opens in new tab) as amended by the Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Act 2014 (opens in new tab).Next page
Who we regulate
Last updated: 23 February 2021
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