Due to the impact Covid-19 is having on operations across the UK we have had to reduce our phoneline opening hours.

Our phonelines are open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 10 am and 4 pm.

The contact us service is also available for answers to common questions and we will aim to respond to these enquiries as quickly as possible.

If you have a question about your gambling, or the gambling of someone close to you, our FAQs from gambling consumers during lockdown may provide valuable information. Our what we do page also provides an overview of the types of queries we are able to help consumers with in the first instance.

The National Gambling Helpline is also available 24 hours a day, seven days a week through GamCare. It is there to support those suffering from gambling problems or those concerned about the affect gambling is having on people close to them. You can call them free on 0808 8020 133, or visit gamcare.org.uk.

If you are a gambling operator please read our Frequently Asked Questions for gambling businesses.
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Our service standards for enquiries

Our service standards set out the quality of service you can expect from us when you contact us with an enquiry. 

Our service levels 

Letters and emails 

Gambling businesses 

3 working days 

The public 

20 working days 

Phone calls 

Gambling businesses 

 

We will respond to voice messages within 3 working days 

The public 

We will answer calls within five rings during office hours 

  

  • We will treat everyone fairly, with respect and courtesy, and without discrimination. However we do not expect employees to tolerate unacceptable behaviour.  

  • We will keep your information confidential at all times.  

  • We will listen to our stakeholders and take responsibility for issues.  

  • We will keep you updated on progress of your query.  

  • Where we are not able to help with your query, we will do our best to suggest other courses of action that might be available to you.  

  • Our employees will introduce themselves when speaking to you on the telephone.  

  • All our communications will be in plain English, and translation services will be available on request, as well as Braille and large print.  

If at any time you feel we have not met the standards you would expect, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can learn from our mistakes and improve.  

Complaints 

If you have a complaint against us, or one of our employees, please register your complaint in writing to:  
 
notify@gamblingcommission.gov.uk 

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Unreasonable behaviour policy

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