Gambling Commission unveils confidential criminal reporting service

Regulator’s ‘Tell us something in confidence’ service aims to make it easier for people to raise suspicious activity including match-fixing and underage gambling  

The Gambling Commission (GC) has launched a new service that aims to make it easier to report criminal and suspicious activity.

The ‘Tell Us something in confidence’ service will allow individuals to anonymously report illegal activities including match-fixing, money laundering and underage gambling.

Those reporting to the GC will be able to use the service to upload supporting information including photos and documents.

Individuals who report illegal or suspicious activity will also be able to leave contact information if they want to be updated about the information they provided.

The service will not allow people to report complaints about gambling businesses and that complaints should be raised directly with the business.

The GC said: “The service is primarily to be used for signposting criminal and suspicious activity. The commission’s confidential telephone service to anonymously report criminal or suspicious activity will continue to operate as usual.”

The GC recently opened its second tranche of white paper consultations, with submissions for evidence open for 12 weeks.

The topics will include free bets and bonuses, the proposal for operators to report to the gambling regulator quarterly instead of annually and the role of the commission as the government pushes to introduce a statutory levy.

The regulator is also defending its decision to award Allwyn the fourth National Lottery licence amid a potential legal challenge from former Daily Express owner Richard Desmond.


​EGR Intel


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