The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) revealed that it was very glad to be one of the participants in a nationwide event that is focused on making society and business more aware of the importance of licensing and how licensing could help members of the public.
The Programme Director for industry insight and shared regulation at the Commission, Sharon McNair, shared that the positive impact of licensing is often neglected, so the UK Gambling Commission is now able to help in terms of raising awareness about the importance of licensing. Ms. McNair reminded that it is exactly licenses that are issued in order for the authorities to make sure that no services are offered to underage individuals, and that gambling responsibility is part of all gambling companies that operate in the market.
As revealed by the UK gambling regulatory watchdog, the National Licensing Week organised by the Institute of Licensing kicks off for a second year. The NLW is aimed at highlighting the importance and great significance of licensing in terms of customer protection every day and in different parts of the market, including gambling.
The event that is scheduled to be held between June 19th and June 23rd will see the UK Gambling Commission take part, with the latter be available for consultations and support across the country. As mentioned above, the National Licensing Week is aimed to raise public awareness on the matters of licensing and its importance in every aspect of people’s lives.
The UK Gambling Commission, on the other hand, is the gambling regulatory authority on the territory of the UK which is responsible for issuing operating licenses to casino, sports betting and gaming operators on the territory of the country. It is also the authority which could suspend gambling operators from offering their services in the UK, so the relationship between the UKGC and licensing has always been pretty close.
As revealed by the Commission itself, some of its compliance managers would be working in collaboration with police in Glasgow, where a number of betting shops are being inspected by the police. In addition, other compliance managers of the UK regulatory authority will be available in Bradford and Swansea in order to help licensing authorities make a number of inspections in local casinos.
The UK Gambling Commission also said that a number of other areas, including Luton, Bolton, Salford, Wigan, Dudley, Northampton, etc. will see some of the authority’s compliance managers will be working in collaboration with local licensing authorities, which are focused on inspecting various gambling premisses in the afore-mentioned areas.
On June 21st, Rob Burkitt, who serves at the UK Gambling Commission, will be in Stratford to take part in the national training day of the Institute of Licensing. The event in question is especially aimed at young and vulnerable people protection. Mr. Burkitt will be speaking about the possible negative consequences for such individuals in case that they are not properly protected or use the services of a company operating without a license.