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Monday 29 November 2021

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Speech: Bacta Annual Convention 2021

Commission Deputy Chief Executive Officer Sarah Gardner addresses the 2021 Bacta Annual Convention.

Read Sarah Gardner’s full speech

Jail for man who misused lottery profits

A man who deprived a charity of £285,000 as he ran a lottery on its behalf has been jailed for three months.

Simon Rydings, 50, of Edinburgh, will also pay £1,000 compensation to Sheffield Hospitals Charity within 18 months of leaving prison.

Read more about the court hearing

Consultation on changes and updates to our Licensing, Compliance, and Enforcement Policy  

We are calling for views on proposed changes to our Licensing, Compliance and Enforcement Policy, which we last amended in 2017.

Read proposed policy changes and have your say

Industry Statistics - November 2021  

Gambling Industry Statistics report on the size and shape of the gambling industry in Great Britain.

This brief report provides an overview of Gross Gambling Yield (GGY) by sector, along with the numbers of licensed operators and premises. It is based on data reported to us by the operators we licence and regulate.

Read Industry Statistics report

Blog post: Help us improve our statistics

Ben Haden, Commission Director of Research and Statistics, reflects on some thought-provoking engagement at the start of the pilot phase for our new approach to collecting statistics on gambling participation and those who may experience difficulties with their gambling.

Read Ben Haden’s blog post

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