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Advisory Board for Safer Gambling: Managing conflicts of interest policy

The policy on managing conflicts of interest for the Gambling Commission's Advisory Board for Safer Gambling. The policy aims to maintain public trust and confidence.

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  2. Gifts and hospitality

Gifts and hospitality

27. Advisory Board for Safer Gambling (ABSG) members are encouraged to increase their understanding of the gambling sector, including by contacts with a wide range of organisations and stakeholders. In doing so, they should maintain high standards of honesty and integrity.

28. ABSG members must not accept any gifts from the gambling sector or individuals or organisations relating to it.

29. A common-sense approach should be taken to offers of hospitality. In a number of settings, such as visits to operators, acceptance of hospitality should not be problematic. Examples may be light refreshments where these are incidental to engagement with stakeholders. The questions ABSG members should consider are whether acceptance of hospitality could be perceived to create an obligation and whether a reasonable person might think that acceptance could influence the member’s judgement in relation to a piece of advice.

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