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Action we can take

Find out what action the Gambling Commission can take against businesses and individuals that don't follow the rules.

Published: 22 February 2021

Last updated: 4 June 2021

This version was printed or saved on: 16 July 2024

Online version: https://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/public-and-players/guide/action-we-can-take

Overview: > Businesses and individuals 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 the regulations we set out. When action is necessary we have a range of powers, including:

Publishing regulatory action

Sanctions are published once the individual or business involved has been informed and any objections to publication have been considered.

You can check whether a gambling business or personal licence holder has had a regulatory sanction imposed on them by using our public register service.

You can also find details of regulatory action we have taken in the enforcement action section of our news pages.