Changes to corporate governance framework (Regulatory Panels)

Closed 26 Jun 2020

Opened 1 May 2020


Through effective licensing and regulatory enforcement activity, the Commission aims to protect consumers and the wider public, and to raise standards in the gambling industry.

There are a variety of ways that the Commission can deal with non-compliance by Licensees, ranging from enhanced compliance procedures and regulatory settlements to licence reviews and formal enforcement action.The Commission is also responsible for determining applications for new operating and personal licences and ensuring that those that hold a licence remain suitable to do so.

Cases can be referred to a Regulatory Panel for determination at the request of the Applicant/ Licensee and/or if their scale, complexity, or novelty are of strategic importance to the Commission.

Due to changes in the gambling market and gambling regulation, the cases that are heard by Regulatory Panels are becoming increasingly complex and legalistic.  

We are consulting on a number of proposals to ensure that our Regulatory Panels are best equipped to deal with our evolving casework.   



  • Gambling businesses
  • Licensing authorities
  • Law enforcement


  • Betting
  • Bingo
  • Arcades
  • Gaming Machines
  • Society Lotteries
  • National Lottery
  • Software
  • Casinos
  • Online
  • Horse racing
  • Dog racing
  • Poker
  • Fundraising