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Regulatory returns guidance

Guidance for information collected in the Regulatory Returns service by licensing sector.


Overview and feedback

If you misrepresent or fail to reveal information that you are asked to provide, unless you have a reasonable excuse, you will have committed an offence under section 342 of the Gambling Act 2005 (opens in new tab). Anyone who provides information of a false or misleading nature risks prosecution.

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

We use the data provided to:

  • ensure you are within the correct fee category
  • to provide us with vital information to ensure we regulate effectively
  • to publish industry statistics.

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

The questions we ask for each licence type are contained within this section of our website, along with guidance for each question.


We are seeking feedback on these questions. Get in touch with us via our online contact form.

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