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What to look at before you gamble

Before you start to gamble, make sure you are aware of all the terms and conditions, deposit rules and always check for a licence.

Published: 20 September 2020

Last updated: 23 August 2021

This version was printed or saved on: 22 May 2024

Online version: https://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/public-and-players/guide/what-to-look-at-before-you-gamble

Overview: Before transferring any money into a gambling account, there are some things you should check.

Before gambling you should check:

What to look for on gambling websites:

What gambling businesses must do

Licensed gambling businesses must display that they are licensed and provide a link to our public register.

On our public register, you can see what type of activities gambling businesses are allowed to offer and if we have taken any regulatory action against them.

You can also see:

If a gambling business does not have a Gambling Commission licence

Any gambling business operating without a Gambling Commission licence is acting illegally and as a result:

If you think a business is offering gambling illegally, report your concerns to us.