Consultation on test houses framework development

Closed 30 Oct 2019

Opened 7 Aug 2019


Test houses play a key role in ensuring that games are suitable to be released to market and offered to consumers. We therefore need to be assured of their independence, competence and suitability. 

To achieve this assurance, we are proposing changes to the framework under which test houses operate. This consultation focuses on four main areas. These proposals flow from the first and second licensing objectives of keeping crime out of gambling and to ensure gambling is conducted in a fair and open way.


  • Consumers
  • Members of the public
  • Gambling businesses
  • Licensing authorities
  • Local authorities
  • Law enforcement
  • Trade associations


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