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National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms

Establish joint group to identify solutions to resolve the challenges to enforcement in Scotland, to maximise strategy delivery (COSLA, GC)


April 2021

The Gambling Commission with support from COSLA and SOLACE hosted two roundtable discussions with regulatory partners in October and December 2020 to discuss Gambling Act 2005 compliance issues relating to Scotland. A paper was presented to the meeting of SOLACE in April 2021 suggesting pilot project exercises in a number of council areas involving training and support to move the issue forward.

November 2020

On 5 October 2020, as part of its efforts to further develop effective co-regulation with regulatory partners in Scotland, the Commission inputted to a meeting facilitated by SOLACE – Scotland, involving COSLA, SOLAR, and the Scottish Government focused on discussing compliance issues relating to the Gambling Act 2005 (opens in new tab). A further meeting is scheduled for mid-December 2020.

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