UKGC invites participation in responsible gambling strategy

News on 16 Jan 2019

As the UK’s current National Responsible Gambling Strategy comes to an end in March 2019 the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) is inviting participation in a consultation that will form part of the development of a new national strategy to reduce gambling harms.

The consultation covers five proposed priority areas in which the UKGC seeks as many people and organisations to participate in “shaping the strategy and the arrangements needed to deliver it.”

In addition the commission will conduct a formal consultation under Section 24 of the Gambling Act 2005 on proposed amendments to the LCCP requirement on gambling businesses contribution to research, prevention and treatment, and associated arrangements needed to deliver the strategy.

“An amendment to LCCP is proposed to specify that licensees’ contributions under this provision are made to one or more organisations that are approved by the Commission,” the UKGC said. “This is intended to give clarity to gambling businesses on how they can ensure they are compliant.”

Consultation feedback can be accessed here.

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