UKGC launches a set of new consultations
The UKGC has recently launched its second round of gambling white paper consultations.
This announcement follows a bit over a week after the Commission published a blog post authored by its Director of Policy and Research, Tim Miler, who talked about the regulatory authority’s consultations and outlined its future strategy of implementing the proposed changes of the UK government’s gambling white paper.
Having officially launched the second round of consultations, the UKGC is now calling for a wide variety of industry stakeholders, including businesses, organizations, and customers, to voice their opinions and share their views on the topics the new consultations will be covering. As outlined in Miller’s blog post, these topics include responsible promotions, player-centric tools, and transparent player funds protections.
The Commission will also be covering proposed changes to its operator data collection efforts, as the authority seeks to better use what it collects to ensure a higher standard of safety for the sector. The director of the regulator’s Insight and Engagement program, Ben Haden, published a blog post about this in the first half of October.
Lastly, the UKGC will cover the proposed mandatory RET funding tax, which will replace the country’s current form of gambling RET funding through voluntary contributions. The proposal’s aim is to provide research organizations with expanded funding to help them better prevent problem gambling in the UK and deliver enhanced support services to those experiencing harm from the pastime.