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We are responsible for making sure that all licensing applications meet three objectives.
Published: 1 January 2021
Last updated: 28 April 2021
This version was printed or saved on: 1 December 2023
Online version: https://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/about-us/guide/licensing-objectives
Overview: The Gambling Act 2005 (opens in new tab) sets out the following licensing objectives.
We are responsible for making sure all licensing applications meet these objectives.
Our Board of Commissioners, with a range of experience across different sectors, help us to meet our objectives.
In our role to regulate The National Lottery, our objectives are:
We publish a statement of principles for licensing and regulation. These principles set out how we govern what we do and how they help to meet our licensing objectives.
We set requirements for licensees in our Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP). We carry out assessments to make sure that licensees are compliant.
We'll take regulatory action if we find evidence a person or business has not been compliant with their licence. In most cases, licensees change their behaviour without the need for us to take formal action.
However, in some cases we use our regulatory powers to take enforcement action. Our statement of principles for licensing and regulation explains our approach.
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