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Small gambling businesses from across Hertfordshire and the surrounding areas are expected to attend a workshop aimed at ensuring the activity is safe and crime-free today.

Run by the Gambling Commission, the workshop - supported by Hertsmere Borough Council - will be held at the Civic Offices in Borehamwood, as part of a series of nationwide workshops for gambling operators.

The workshop will provide advice about common compliance findings, tackling money laundering and helping gamblers stay safe using multi-operator self-exclusion and local risk assessments.

Local risk assessments help businesses ensure they have considered nearby risks when running their business, such as their proximity to nearby schools and homeless shelters, and the self-exclusion scheme helps consumers who would like to take steps to stop gambling.

Representatives from the region’s adult gaming centres, betting shops and bingo halls are expected at today’s workshop.

Helen Venn, Compliance Programme Director at the Gambling Commission, said: “Raising standards across the whole gambling industry is at the heart of our strategy to shape a well-regulated gambling market that is fairer and safer for consumers.

“It’s been a really important opportunity for us to engage with smaller operators on a face-to-face basis, but also to re-emphasise the importance of gambling businesses taking their anti-money laundering and social responsibility requirements seriously.”



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Posted on 09 January 2018