Gambling Commission launches gaming machines consultation

Gambling Commission_8The Gambling Commission has published a new consultation document, entitled “Controlling where gaming machines may be played”, at the core of which lies the Commission’s view that “primary gambling activity” as a concept is open to misunderstanding and is insufficiently robust to enable effective enforcement both legally and operationally. It therefore suggests its removal from the LCCP, to be replaced by new more specifically worded social responsibility code provisions. Our summary, the consultation document itself and a form for responding (by 22 February 2016) can be downloaded below.