Licence holders who do not follow rules and regulations aimed at ensuring gambling is fair, safe and crime-free can expect regulatory action.
Our general approach is to help gambling businesses comply with the law and with the licence conditions and codes of practice. But when we must take action we have a range of powers including:
- issuing a warning
- attaching an additional licence condition
- removing or amending a licence condition
- suspending a licence
- revoking a licence
- imposing a financial penalty.
Making sure we get the best results
We want the best outcome for consumers and for the licensed industry. That means we are not always the right agency to lead on enforcement action – in some cases it will be the police, HMRC, a local licensing authority or a sport’s governing body. We work closely with other agencies to get the best results.
If you want to check whether a gambling business or personal licence holder has had a regulatory sanction imposed on them you can search our licence register.
Sanctions are published once the individual or operator involved has been informed and any objections to publication have been considered.