The United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC) has launched its latest Business plan, which summarizes the goals and priorities for 2017/2018.
The British gambling authority will turn its attention to five key areas, which are (in no particular order):
- Consumer protection
- Raising standards throughout the entire gambling sector
- New partnerships
- Ensuring fair play on the National Lottery
- Further improvement of regulation
The New Strategy
But the adoption of the new Business plan is just a part of the much wider picture, which also includes shaping the three-year corporate strategy. The Commission has already asked its stakeholders and all the relevant figures in the industry to help in this process, by contributing their views and opinions.
Even the Chairman of the UKGC stated that everyone involved in the work of the Commission should participate in decision-making. It was important, he added, to discuss how to make the best market impact.
Chairman Moyes said the joint efforts would help the Commission to further improve its services and maintain the consumer trust. Therefore, the Commission is constantly encouraging the industry to seek new solutions and approaches in order to keep gambling safe for everyone.
About the UKGC
The United Kingdom Gambling Commission is a government agency founded in 2007 and has the responsibility in regulating arcades, betting, bingo, casinos, slot machines and lotteries. Since 2013, the Commission became in charge of regulating the National Lottery. The headquarters of the Commission is in Birmingham, and it employs 280 people.
The Commission's main responsibilities are, as they say, to keep crime out of gambling, to ensure that gambling is conducted in a fair and open manner, and to protect the minors and problem gamblers.
The UKGC is widely regarded as one of the best regulatory bodies in the world, partly because it offers the highest level of protection for its consumers. This is the reason why the UKGC-licensed casinos are viewed as extremely safe and trustworthy.