Neil McArthur at the Gambling Commission to open next KnowNow event
The Gambling Commission will be joining us again at our next event in May: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Gambling Industry. Come along to see Neil McArthur, Executive Director and General Counsel open the day with a view from the regulator.
Neil McArthur: Executive Director and General Counsel.
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.
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. They took over the responsibilities of the National Lottery Commission in 2013 to regulate the National Lottery under the National Lottery Act 1993.
Sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), they are an independent non-departmental public body (NDPB). They have 250 employees mostly based at offices in Birmingham. This figure does include around 40 home-based employees working across England, Scotland, and Wales.
The Commissions work 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.
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