Gambling Commission Guidance and Consultations - Recent Highlights

United Kingdom

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The Gambling Commission has published a consultation document on a full new edition of the Guidance to Licensing Authorities, showing changes from the current second edition to the proposed third edition. The third edition has an overarching aim to be more concise and user-friendly. A public consultation workshop for stakeholders, in Birmingham, is scheduled on 7 January 2009.

The Gambling Commission has recently contacted in writing all licensees, giving three months notice in respect of changes to the Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP) which are coming into effect on 1 January 2009. The Commission will also send out a new licence to each individual licensee in advance of the changes and will detail the licence conditions and codes of practice that apply specifically to their business. Further, each personal licence holder will receive a letter setting out the changes to the three general licence conditions applicable to personal licence holders. The revised LCCP can be found here.

Other Recent Highlights

Gaming Machine Technical Standards: Category C and complex Category D - game links and speed of play consultation

Homeowners urged to be aware of rules on 'house competitions and risk of falling foul of the Gambling Act 2005'

Primary gambling activity: consultation document on proposed wording of a new operating licence condition