The Deputy Chief Executive of the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) Sarah Gardner stated that the agency will release the results of its consultations on planned changes to the Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP) this summer. Gardner made the statement in a speech at the recently-held Lotteries Council Annual Conference.

UKGC to Focus on Full Implementation of White Paper Recommendations 

The consultations are done as part of the recommendations of the Gambling Act Review White Paper which was released in April. The document sets out over 60 areas of work for the UKGC, and the full implementation of the reforms will be the Commission’s top priority.

Gardner said they will adopt a less haste more speed approach in implementing the changes, but industry input also needs to be taken into account, which means the entire process will take time. But the Commission is determined to publish the results of the consultations this summer. By that time, pre-consultation engagement with stakeholders on several other policy areas will have begun, Gardner added.

UK Operators Must Observe Full Regulatory Compliance

Gardner said the UKGC will do everything in its power to properly implement the recommendations of the White Paper, noting that better data, better research, and better evidence will result in better results for consumers, operators, and all other industry stakeholders.

She reminded gambling firms to fully comply with the regulations and deliver on their duties and responsibilities as the UKGC would not hesitate to take action against offenders.