Gambling Act 2005 – Introduction To Criminal Offences Regulated By The Act

As part of its series of articles focusing on the practical implications of the UK Gambling Act 2005, presents a guide to the main criminal offences either created by or regulated under the Act.

The so-called “soft touch” regulatory regime being introduced by the Gambling Commission from September 1st 2007 is by no means a carrot without a stick.

With responsibility for enforcing a raft of criminalised activities, as well as being in possession of broad discretionary powers to require information, to investigate and enforce its licensing conditions and codes of practice, and the power to share data across a broad range of regulatory and law enforcement agencies, the Commissioners are in charge of an institution of considerable power.

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