Changes to information requirements in the LCCP, regulatory returns, official statistics, and related matters
- Changes to information requirements in the LCCP, regulatory returns, official statistics, and related matters
- Executive Summary
- Part 1: Summary of responses - Changes to information requirements for licensees: Consultation Response
- Part 2: Summary of responses - Changes to information requirements for licensees: Consultation Response
- Annex - Summary of changes to licence conditions and codes of practice
Proposal 1: Changes to licence condition 13.1.1 (Pool betting)
We proposed to remove the requirement for operators to notify us about persons they have authorised to offer pool betting on a track in connection with a horserace or dog race in reliance on an occasional use notice. The proposed revision does not affect the existing statutory requirements and licensees will still be required nominate an authorised person under section 93(2) of the Gambling Act 2005 (opens in new tab).
Question 1.1. Do you agree with the proposed changes to the licence condition?
There was broad support for this Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP) licence condition change. Several respondents commented that the proposal was pragmatic and would not unduly reduce our oversight of pool betting operations, given that we would still require licensees (and any person they so authorise) to retain records of all transactions relevant to those operations. Others noted that the removal of the reporting requirement would reduce the regulatory burden on licensees.
One respondent requested clarification on whether we needed licensees to report the recorded pool betting transactions to us on a regular basis, or just store the records should we decide to inspect them. Another respondent expressed concern that removing the requirement to notify the Gambling Commission would reduce accountability.
The proposed revision removes the requirement for operators to report nominated persons to us. It does not affect the existing statutory requirements and licensees will still be required to nominate an authorised person under section 93(2) of the Gambling Act.
The proposal does not affect the substance of licence condition 13.1.1 (2) and we will continue to require licensees to store these and make them available for our inspection on request.
Licence condition 13.1.1 (2) will be renumbered to become 13.1.1 (1) to reflect the change.
The following change will take effect from 31 October 2020.
Final wording of amended licence condition 13.1.1
Licence condition 13.1.1
All pool betting operating licences, except those restricted to football pools
1 Licensees and any person they so authorise under section 93(2) of the Gambling Act 2005 to offer pool betting on a track in connection with a horserace or dog race in reliance on an occasional use notice, must produce and retain a record of the transactions relevant to each pool that they offer. The record must be capable of identifying individual bets into the pool and relating these to subsequent payment of winnings where applicable. Licensees must make this information available to the Commission on request.
Proposal 2: Changes to licence condition 13.1.2 (Pool betting – football pools)
Last updated: 15 May 2023
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