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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The Gambling Commission's response to the Remote Gambling and Software Technical Standards (RTS) consultation is now live.

The updated Remote Technical Standards will be published at the end of this month (June 2017).

Note that in the responses document, it has been confirmed that the RTS does not apply to ancillary remote lottery operators, although we do still expect them to be able to demonstrate that the RNG has been tested and is acceptably random, and also to conduct a security audit of their organisation.  The response also clarifies the different requirements for high frequency and instant win lotteries, in part three.


The Gambling Commission have produced a Service Level document detailing the expected response times for licence related enquiries.

It is also available in the Documents section of the Members Area under the Regulation tab.


For information, the Gambling Commission want to share an issue recently raised with the Commission by a solicitor on behalf of one of their clients. Our response may be of interest to HLA members.

It concerns social responsibility code provision 3.5.3(8):

“Customers must be given the opportunity to self-exclude by contacting customer services and in addition by entering an automated process using remote communication. In order to avoid inadvertent self-exclusion it is acceptable for an automated process to include an additional step that requires the customer to confirm that they wish to self-exclude. The licensee must ensure that all staff who are involved in direct customer service are aware of the self-exclusion system in place, and are able to direct that individual to an immediate point of contact with whom/which to complete that process.”

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