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Commission reviewing peer-to-peer poker

08 October 2015

Regulations governing online poker where players play against each other - as opposed to playing the operator - are being reviewed.

In the first stage of the review the Gambling Commission is seeking information from its licensees about collusion and cheating - including the use of automated poker robots (‘bots’) and third party software.

A spokesman for the Commission said: “We’ve been asking licensees who offer peer-to-peer poker for information and their views on current issues identified in relation to this product.

“We want this information in order to assess whether the current controls in Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP) and the Remote Gambling and Software Technical Standards (RTS) are sufficient to ensure online poker is crime free, fair and open and children and vulnerable people are protected.

“We are also considering the impact of game integrity issues overall and using the opportunity to canvass views more generally.”

Information gathered during this stage of the review will be used to help shape a future formal consultation on remote technical standards.

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Last updated: 23 August 2021

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