Regulatory changes affecting remote gambling and society lotteries take effect today

The Gambling Commission has confirmed on its website that two regulatory changes come into effect today, 29 July 2020.

The first relates to changes to remote key equipment requirements, as previously reported by us here. Today’s website posting by the Commission reads as follows:

Remote key equipment changes come into effect today

Following consultation, from today, the Commission no longer requires remote operators to:

  1. make an application to vary the licence prior to adding key equipment or relocating any equipment from the jurisdiction originally stated when the application for a licence was made
  2. submit a key event to inform the Commission if they move remote key equipment within a jurisdiction.

Read more guidance on changes to remote key equipment.

The second relates to an increase in society lottery financial limits, as previously reported by us here. Today’s website posting by the Commission reads as follows:

Changes to society lotteries come into effect today

Changes to the rules for society and local authority lotteries licensed by the Commission come into effect today (29 July 2020). These changes were notified in the Commission’s responses document on 29 April, following a consultation. It includes changes to limits on the size of society and local authority lotteries and new requirements and guidance to provide clear, transparent and easily accessible information to consumers.

More information on the changes to society lotteries.

Read the full consultation response.

Read the updated Licence Codes and Conditions of Practice.