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Regulatory settlements applied for socially responsible purposes


When the Gambling Commission takes regulatory action against a gambling operator, an outcome of that action can include a payment in lieu of the financial penalty the Commission might otherwise impose for breach of a licence condition. This is set in accordance with the Statement of Principles for Determining Financial Penalties.

We publish the details of those enforcement cases and regulatory settlements on our news page. For more information, see our approach to regulating the gambling industry.

A regulatory settlement can include payment to an organisation for socially responsible purposes.

Information about destinations of regulatory settlements to be applied for socially responsible purposes

The Commission reviews proposals for destinations of regulatory settlements.

Projects that have been approved since March 2019 are listed on our destinations of regulatory settlements to be applied for socially responsible purposes page.

Strict rules for operators

Under the terms of a settlement, there is to be no publicity or benefit for the operator in connection with the regulatory settlement.

Information for proposals for destinations of regulatory settlements

There are currently no unallocated regulatory settlement funds and therefore we are not inviting proposals at this time. In due course we will need to consider the impact of a statutory levy on the destination of any future regulatory settlements.

We recommend you review our guidance for submitting a proposal for regulatory settlement funding before making a submission, and be aware of our deadlines.


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