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Compliance and non-compliance - ELMs

Compliance

We require all lottery operators to comply with the objectives of the Gambling Act 2005 (the Act) (opens in a new tab) and the licence conditions.

In circumstances where either a breach of the Act or the licence conditions occurs, we take this seriously and consider what criminal or regulatory action needs to be taken. This may include a review of the ELM’s operating licence, which could result in a formal warning, additional licence conditions, a financial penalty or suspension or revocation of the operating licence. Further details can be found in the Commission’s Licensing, compliance and enforcement policy statement.

In circumstances where the ELM is deemed to have committed a breach of the Act or the licence conditions, we may also consider acting against the society or societies whose lotteries they promote. This would be the case where the society was deemed to have failed in ensuring the lottery was conducted to be lawful and fully compliant with the Act, related regulations and all licence conditions and codes of practice.

Non-compliance

In circumstances where an ELM has been deemed to have committed a breach of the Act or the licence conditions we may consider taking action against the society or societies they promote lotteries for. This would be the case where the society was deemed to have failed to ensure that the lottery was conducted in such a way as to ensure that it was lawful and fully compliant with the Act, related regulations and all Licence conditions and codes of practice.

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