Regulatory update from the Gambling Commission at Keeping Crime out of Gambling
We are excited to announce that the Gambling Commission will be joining us at our Keeping Crime out of Gambling conference.
Come along to see Neil McArthur – Executive Director and General Counsel, provide delegates with a regulatory update.
About Neil McArthur from the Gambling Commission.
Neil qualified as a solicitor in 1997. He joined the Gambling Commission in 2006, having previously held in-house legal roles at the General Teaching Council, the Learning and Skills Council and several local authorities.
He is Responsible for Licensing, Compliance, Enforcement and legal.
About the Gambling Commission.
The Gambling Commission was setup under the Gambling Act 2005 to regulate commercial gambling in Great Britain in partnership with licensing authorities. In 2013 the Commission took over the responsibilities of the National Lottery Commission to regulate the National Lottery under the National Lottery etc Act 1993.
They are an independent non-departmental public body (NDPB) sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). Their 250 employees are mostly based at offices in Birmingham. However this figure includes around 40 home-based employees working across England, Scotland, and Wales.
The work of the Commission is funded by fees set by DCMS and paid by the organisations and individuals they license. In respect of National Lottery functions funding comes by grant from the National Lottery Distribution Fund.