Welcome to the Gambling Commission’s fortnightly newsletter

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Monday 2 October 2017

Welcome to the Gambling Commission’s fortnightly newsletter.

Improving communications and consultations
 Tim Miller, Commission executive director, explains how we’re listening to industry, partners, licensing authorities and consumers - and acting on their recommendations. Read moreConsultation response and updated guidance on anti-money laundering for casinos  The consultation sought views on our proposals to update The Prevention of Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism: Guidance for remote and non-remote casinos to its fourth edition.  

We have now considered the responses provided and have published the final version of the guidance along with the consultation response.Read moreIndustry’s Responsible Gambling Week 12 – 18 October Responsible Gambling Week takes place from 12-18 October 2017 and is a national, cross-industry initiative to promote responsible gambling. 

Find out more on the responsible gambling week website which includes resources for you to use. Manage the criminal risk associated with bonus and promotional offers You must have robust ID verification procedures in order to prevent underage gambling, enforce self-exclusions and confirm customers' identities.Read moreGambling Commission visits Welsh Assembly to highlight the impact of gambling in Wales  The Gambling Commission and the Directors of Public Protection Wales hosted a reception at the Welsh Assembly aimed at building partnerships to reduce gambling-related harm.Read moreLicensing authority statistics 2016- 2017 Licensing authorities have a statutory duty to provide us with specific information about gambling regulation in their area. The latest data is now available.  Read moreLA bulletin September edition is out now  Remote technical standardsWe have made some minor corrections to the remote technical standards to clarify our expectations in relation to holders of an ancillary lottery licence holders and RTS requirement 2C.

Read moreCasino drop and win data Casino drop and win data is provided voluntarily by all casinos licensed in Great Britain and shows the amount of money exchanged for chips in a casino (drop) and the amount retained by the casino (win).  Read moreIdentifying and intervening with players who might be at risk of gambling-related harm We’ve recently looked into how the gambling industry identifies, and intervenes to assist, players that are at risk of being harmed by gambling, and have spoken to a number of remote operators about their approach to interacting with their customers when they have concerns about their gambling activity. We have published our headline findings and plan of activity in this area.Read moreWorking together to protect sports betting integrityThe Sports Betting Integrity Forum hosted a workshop last week to explore what we can all do to help manage integrity risks as part of the wider national strategy.

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