Gambling and the law
GamCare is pleased to contribute to the public policy debate regarding the social impact of gambling.
GamCare continues to maintain dialogue with regulating authorities and Government departments in the UK. These include the Gambling Commission, The National Lottery Commission (NLC), and the Financial Services Authority (FSA). GamCare also provides advice and information to the Government and in particular the Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS).
In recent years GamCare has been involved in the following:
- The co-ordination of the national gambling prevalence study - available in the Publications Section.
- Substantially contributed to Sir Alan Budd’s Gambling Review and to the subsequent Government paper ‘A Safe Bet for Success’
- The submission of written and oral evidence to parliamentary committees
- The continuation of assistance to the Government and regulators to develop and shape the Gambling Act 2005
- Continued consultation and feedback of information to the Gambling Commission.
The Gambling Act 2005
The Gambling Act 2005 received Royal Assent in April 2005. It came into force in September 2007, when the Gambling Commission took on the full range of functions under the Act.
The Gambling Act 2005 allows operators to provide remote gambling facilities using equipment based in Great Britain.The provision of remote gambling is subject to the provisions of the Act and the regulatory regime determined by the Gambling Commission in consultation with the industry.
The Gambling Commission's Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice set out requirements for the protection of children and other vulnerable persons here, Part II, 2.
For more information about the Gambling Act 2005 and the Gambling Commission visit www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk