The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has launched a new
consultation to allow members of the industry to have their say on proposed
regulation changes that are aimed at preventing crime linked to gambling.
The new proposals focus on improving practices to keep
gambling free of crime and distance it from any association with criminal
The consultation comes almost 10 years after Gambling Act
2005 was introduced in the UK, with the proposals drawing on evidence and
experience gathered by both the UKGC and the wider industry during the period.
“Advances in technology and changes in consumer preference
are posing new challenges to keeping crime out of gambling, but also offering
new solutions to the problems,” a UKGC spokesperson said.
“The consultation proposes a number of specific changes to
licence conditions in the light of experience - for example, requiring all
operators to assess the risk of their business being used for money laundering.
“It also invites informed public debate on other emerging
issues, such as the use of digital currencies in gambling.
“This consultation offers an opportunity for everyone to
have their say on a series of critical questions.
“We expect that licensees will want to share their own
experience and good practices in order to help keep gambling crime free.”