UKGC to initiate several consultations in the near future
In a recent blog post, the UKGC announced it would start implementing the changes proposed in the UK’s gambling white paper via several future consultations.
The blog post, which was written by the regulatory authority’s Executive Director, Tim Miller, covered the commission’s progress toward implementing the changes proposed by the gambling legislation white paper, which was published back in late April.
The first point covered by Miller was the commission’s first deliverable, which was part of its move to enhance expectations on white-label gambling businesses. The UKGC’s White Label Hub clarified the responsibilities of locally licensed gambling operators that assist other firms in their operations and also highlighted several social responsibility best practices.
UKGC’s evidence-collection efforts were mentioned as well, which highlighted the commission’s three-year plan for collecting evidence for various aspects of the gambling industry to ensure a high standard of safety and compliance for the market.
In terms of the regulatory authority’s upcoming publications, Miller stated that four consultations will be launched throughout the month, which will cover topics of age verification on land-based establishments, online casino game design, targeted marketing, and online casino vulnerability checks.
Furthermore, the post added that the commission will also initiate two additional consultations on regulatory panel procedures and licenses for personal management, however, these two will not be related to the proposals of the gambling white paper.
The consultations are estimated to last around three months, following which the commission will launch additional consultations on the topics of inducements and tools for play management in late Fall.