GC workshops offer unique point of contact for UK operators

GC workshops offer unique point of contact for UK operators

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Posted by Luke Massey
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The first workshop took place in Birmingham on 12 March

Small gambling businesses have been afforded a unique opportunity to participate in a brace of Gambling Commission workshops to drive raised standards across the UK gaming industry.

The first was due to begin yesterday, 12 March, at the regulator’s Birmingham HQ, with a second taking place at City Chambers in Edinburgh on 3 May.

The workshops are geared towards operators who run betting shops, bingo halls and arcades, and will offer guidance and advice to ensure their businesses are fair, safe and crime-free. For those not operating near Birmingham and Edinburgh, a webinar is planned for later in the year.

Helen Venn, Gambling Commission Programme Director, said: “The aim of the workshops is to engage with smaller operators who may not routinely contact us and to support them in providing gambling facilities that consumers can have trust in.

“The workshop sessions will cover common compliance findings and e-services, assurance statement overview, anti-money laundering risk assessments, multi-operator self-exclusion schemes and local risk assessments. There will also be opportunities to ask our compliance team questions during the day.”

Totally Gaming says: While events like these are ostensibly about promoting best practice, they also offer a rare opportunity for stakeholders to get up close and personal with Commission representatives and engage with them on the issues that matter most. As such, they should never be passed up.

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