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Monday 30 May 2022

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Online gambling businesses face £675,000 regulatory action

Two gambling businesses will pay a total of £675,000 in regulatory settlements after Gambling Commission investigations revealed social responsibility and anti-money laundering failures.

Jumpman Gaming Limited – which runs 243 websites – will pay £500,000 and Progress Play Limited – which runs 201 websites – will pay £175,718.

Read more about Jumpman Gaming Limited and Progress Play Limited enforcement action

Information notice: Suspension of licence – Goldchip Limited

The Gambling Commission has suspended the operating licence of Goldchip Limited as it carries out a review under section 116 of the Gambling Act 2005.

Read more about the suspension of Goldchip Limited’s licence

Impact of COVID-19 on gambling behaviour - operator data to March 2022

The Gambling Commission has published further data showing how gambling behaviour is reacting to the easing of lockdown measures and current environmental factors in Great Britain. 

The operator data reflects the period between March 2020 and March 2022, inclusive, and covers online and in-person gambling with data from Licensed Betting Operators (LBOs) found on Britain’s high streets.

Read more about Covid-19 data

Age verification test purchase results reminder

Operators who have not yet submitted age verification test purchase results are being reminded that they must do so immediately.

Social Responsibility Code Provisions require non-remote bingo, AGC, FEC and general betting standard operators in fee category C or higher, and all non-remote casino operators regardless of fee category, to have submitted the results by 12 May.

Guidance on the submission of age verification test purchase results is available on our website and the data should be emailed to

Change of Corporate Control reminder

The Commission is reminding operators they must notify us of a Change of Corporate Control (CoCC) by means of a key event within five working days of the event happening and apply for a change of control within five weeks of the change taking place.

Currently, upon receipt of a late CoCC application, the Licensee is given an opportunity to explain the delay and an extension to apply has been granted where an adequate and reasonable explanation has been given. However, an increase in the complexity, and number, of applications means we will be taking a stricter approach to late submissions.

From July, where the explanation is considered not to be adequate or reasonable, there will be a refusal to grant an extension and revocation in instances where the new controller is unknown to the Commission and is not:


  • regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) or
  • an immediate family member entering a small family business. 


Read more about a change of corporate control

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