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Consultation response

Licensing, Compliance and Enforcement Policy: Consultation Response

This response sets out our position in relation to the consultation around proposed changes to our Licensing, Compliance and Enforcement Policy.


The Gambling Commission

We licence and regulate commercial gambling within Great Britain, including the National Lottery.

Our functions under the Gambling Act 2005 include:

  • licensing operators and individuals
  • monitoring compliance with licence conditions and the law
  • investigation and enforcement, both in relation to licensees and illegal (unlicensed) gambling
  • providing advice to central and local government on the incidence, manner, effects and regulation of gambling.

We have a statutory duty to permit gambling provided that it is reasonably consistent with the licensing objectives.

Consultation proposals and background

We issued the consultation on 17 November 2021, and it ran for 12 weeks until 9 February 2022. In total we received 66 responses to the consultation from operators, trade associations, members of the public, the charity and not-for-profit sector and others.

The questions we asked in the consultation together with a summary of the feedback we received and the outcomes are set out within the following Summary of responses sections.

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