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Blog posts

Blog posts from teams across the Gambling Commission.

A look at gambling behaviours among Black and Minority Ethnic Communities

This month, we’ve taken the opportunity to delve into the results of our quarterly telephone survey from 2020 to see how gambling behaviours differ (if at all) amongst Black and Minority Ethnic Communities (BAME), compared to the overall population.

18 October 2021 - Communications.

New joiners to the National Lottery Team

With a busy recruitment market at the moment and a huge amount of competition for talent, we wanted to share some stories of our newest joiners to explore what attracted them to the Gambling Commission as an employer and how they are finding their new roles.

15 October 2021 - Communications.

Football Index – your questions on the Gambling Commission’s role and responsibilities answered

On 23 September 2021, the independent report into BetIndex Limited (trading as Football Index) was published by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). Following its publication, we’ve received a number of questions still arising from former customers regarding the Gambling Commission’s role, responsibilities and our actions.

13 October 2021 - Policy.

New joiners to the Gambling Commission Policy Teams

At the moment, the recruitment market is busy and there is a huge amount of competition for talent. We wanted to share some stories of our newest joiners and explore what attracted them to the Gambling Commission as an employer, and how they are finding their new roles. As a small regulator with a large remit (we regulate both the Gambling Industry and the National Lottery) our work is both interesting and sometimes fairly specialised but we are always open to people with transferrable skills and a genuine interest in what we do.

6 October 2021 - Policy.

What motivates people to gamble?

We wanted to learn more about what motivates people to gamble and how gambling fits into their lives.

25 May 2021 - Communications.

Facebook lotteries: A bit of fun or a potential risk?

You may have seen lotteries or raffles being promoted on social media such as Facebook, but this doesn’t mean that they are being ran legally. Be careful to check you are not running or participating in an illegal lottery.

25 May 2021 - Communications.

Why take part in user research with us at the Gambling Commission

You may have heard about user research or you may have been asked to take part in a research session for the Gambling Commission, and you might have some questions about it. This blog helps explain how research helps us create better services for people and also answers these questions.

12 May 2021 - Digital.

How gambling fits into people's lives

In this time of accelerated digital growth, the world we all live in is changing beyond all recognition.

15 July 2019 - Communications.

Industry co-creation workshop - evaluation of safer gambling products and processes

On 29 March the Commission’s Insight Team hosted a co-creation workshop in London.

23 May 2019 - Insight.

Neil McArthur talks about the next competition to run the National Lottery

Today the Gambling Commission has begun its initial global market engagement to hear from businesses and investors interested in the UK National Lottery and the way it will operate in the future.

16 November 2018 - 4NLC.

New standards for complaints process puts consumers first

From 31 October 2018, we’re introducing some new standards for alternative dispute resolution (ADR) providers in the gambling industry.

24 October 2018 - Communications.

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