Gambling Commission

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The Gambling Commission was set up as a result of the UK's Gambling Act 2005 it works in partnership with local authorities to regulate and licence most of the UK's gambling industry. They oversee the regulation of arcades, betting, bingo, casinos, gaming machine providers, gambling software providers lottery operators and British based remote gambling operators. It does not regulate spread betting, which is done by the Financial Services Authority or the National Lottery, this is done by the National Lottery Commission. The work of the Gambling Commission is funded by the gambling industry. [1]

Board of Commissioners

Philip Graf Chairman | Robin Dahlberg | Rachel Lampard | Anthony Lilley | Walter Merricks | Dr Grant Sharp | Peter Teague | Jenny Williams [2]


  1. Gambling Commission, March 2011, Who we are and what we do accessed 29th April 2012
  2. Gambling Commission, Board of Commissioners accessed 29th April 2012