UKGC: White Paper Changes to Be Implemented in 2024

In a speech to the country's Lotteries Council, UK Gambling Commission Director of Policy Ian Angus said this week that most of the changes proposed in the UK government's white paper will be implemented in 2024.

The changes to the UKGC's Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice include several restrictions for casinos, including financial check thresholds, levies to fund gambling-related harm research, ratios for slot machines to table games, advertising rule changes, and more. The country issued the white paper in April after years of work.

The UKGC has been taking on consultations related to marketing, age verification, land-based betting, game design, and financial risk checks, which are set to conclude on October 18th. There will be another round of consultations that will focus on gambling management, deposit limits, and social responsibility policies this winter. Eventually, the regulator will create and install a gambling ombudsman in conjunction with the Culture of Media and Sport, which will help ensure that the standards are met and implemented correctly.

During the conference Angus said, "As many of you will know the current state of play is that the industry has been challenged to design an ombudsman. This will be fully independent, in line with ombudsman association standards, and is credible with customers. Only when we and DCMS are satisfied with its scope and independence, will we explore how best to make sure that customers of all licensees have access to it."

Casino Listings News is following the implementation of these rule changes and will keep readers abreast of the situation.

About the author

Therese Williams // UK Correspondent
Therese Williams
Therese is a fervent fan of slot machines and pub fruities, often trying her luck at some of the top online casinos. She covers news for Casino Listings with a focus on the UK and Europe. Therese studied arts and creative writing at university and has written for newspapers in the UK.

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