Important correspondence from the Gambling Commission, the Committee of Advertising Practice, the Advertising Standards Authority and the Remote Gambling Association regarding adverts on operators’ websites, or in third party media, which are likely to appeal particularly to under 18s.

Operators are required to take immediate action to ensure that such adverts are amended or removed in accordance with The UK Code of Non-broadcast Advertising and Direct & Promotional Marketing (the CAP Code).

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The Gambling Commission have published a consultation which sets out their proposals to change some parts of the Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (LCCP) applicable to lottery operators and gives an opportunity for stakeholders to comment on the proposed changes. Its main focus is on transparency of information to consumers on lotteries promoted by societies, local authorities and external lottery managers (ELMs).

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The updated Remote Gambling and Software Technical Standards (RTS) is now live and can be found at the link below. This version incorporates the changes reported in the consultation responses document that was published last month.

http://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/news-action-and-statistics/news/2017/Gambling-Commission-raises-standards-with-new-conditions-for-online-operators.aspx

It includes important information for ancillary lottery licence holders as well as those offering online instant win lotteries.

FPS Launches on 6th July 2017

In preparation for the launch, the Regulator has implemented changes within the Code of Fundraising Practice to mirror the requirements of the Fundraising Preference Service. More information on these changes can be found here.

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