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Consultation response

Frequency of regulatory returns: Consultation Response

The Gambling Commission's consultation response to amend licence condition 15.3.1 to require all licence holders to submit regulatory returns quarterly.


Gambling operators are required to send to the Gambling Commission a regulatory return for each type of activity for which they hold a licence.

The Gambling Commission uses the data to:

  • ensure licensees are within the correct fee category
  • obtain core information required to carry out effective regulation
  • publish industry statistics.

The requirement to provide regulatory returns is contained within Licence condition 15.3.1 of our Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP).

In our Autumn 2023 consultation on proposed changes to Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP) and Remote Gambling and Software Technical Standards (RTS) (opens in new tab) conducted between 29 November 2023 and 21 February 2024, we set out a proposal to licence condition 15.3.1 of the LCCP relating to the frequency of regulatory returns submitted by licensees.

In total, we received 45 individual responses. Two of these respondents provided multiple copies of the same response. We have therefore only counted one of their responses each.

The respondent breakdown is as follows:

  • 18 from ‘a person representing a gambling business’
  • 10 from ‘a person representing a charity and/or non-profit’
  • 7 from ‘a person representing a trade association’
  • 2 from ‘a person representing a professional body, including academic organisations’
  • 3 from ‘a person representing a licensing authority or other regulator’
  • 3 from ‘a person responding in a personal capacity who is or has worked in a gambling business’
  • 1 ‘member of the public’
  • 1 ‘not answered’.

Annex 1 lists organisations that consented to the publication of their name when responding to the consultation.

A summary of the responses we received to the consultation question, along with our position in view of those responses, is provided in the following sections.

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