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Consultation response

Changes to information requirements in the LCCP, regulatory returns, official statistics, and related matters

Parts I and II of the consultation response that sets out our position in relation to the information the Gambling Commission requires licensees to provide us.


Proposal 4: Remove the requirement for gambling software licence holders to report individual gambling software titles


Regulatory returns contain a legacy requirement for gambling software companies to supply details of all their active software titles. This requirement has been superseded by the roll-out of our Games Register, which is now the primary system for the submission of details of games and relevant test reports by gambling software licences holders. Therefore, we proposed to remove software titles collection from regulatory returns.

Consultation question

Question 2.4. Do you agree with the proposal?

Respondents' views

Respondents were generally supportive of the proposal on the basis that it would reduce double reporting.

Our position

Licence holders must submit their games and Random Number Generator (RNG) test results to us via the games register which is part of the eServices digital service (opens in new tab). This digital service was created to make it easier for licensees to report details of remote games to us in bulk. Non-remote games are reported to us via separate arrangements.

While we issued guidance that licensees are to use this service and no longer need to add games titles to regulatory returns, we ran the two systems in parallel to allow time for licensees to transition to the new service.

It is two years since we introduced the Games Register and we no longer consider it necessary to maintain the software titles functionality within regulatory returns.

We will deactivate the gambling software screens within the regulatory returns’ component of eServices on 31 October 2020.

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