Consultation on changes and updates to our Licensing, Compliance, and Enforcement Policy

Closed 9 Feb 2022

Opened 17 Nov 2021


The Licensing, Compliance, and Enforcement Policy (the Policy) builds on the Gambling Commission’s Statement of Principles and sets out our regulatory policies in relation to:

  • Assessing risk
  • Licensing operators and key personnel
  • Carrying out compliance activities
  • Regulatory and criminal enforcement

We amend the Policy from time to time to ensure that it remains clear to operators and other stakeholders, transparent and up to date.

Why your views matter

We'd welcome your views on proposed changes to our Licensing, Compliance and Enforcement Policy, which we last amended in 2017. These include changes which are intended to:

  • Set out our position on products which appear to require dual regulation
  • Clarify some of our requirements relating to operating and personal licences
  • Incorporate our new special measures approach which we have been piloting over the last 12 months
  • To reflect a number of changes to our process on licence review, suspension and regulatory settlement


  • Consumers
  • Casino consumers
  • Betting consumers
  • Online gambling consumers
  • Bingo consumers
  • Gaming machines consumers
  • Lottery consumers
  • National Lottery consumers
  • Horse Racing consumers
  • Poker consumers
  • Dog racing consumers
  • Members of the public
  • Charities
  • Academia
  • Support groups
  • Gambling businesses
  • Test Houses
  • Licensing authorities
  • Local authorities
  • Law enforcement
  • Trade associations


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