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- GamCare is a registered charity, and has become the leading authority on the provision of
information, advice and practical help in addressing the social impact of gambling. It strives
to develop strategies that will:
- Improve the understanding of the social impact of gambling
- Promote a responsible approach to gambling
- Address the needs of those adversely affected by a gambling dependency
- Remote Gambling Association
- The RGA represents the world's largest and most well known remote gambling companies and provides
the industry with a single voice on all the issues of importance to regulators, legislators,
and key decision-makers around the world.The Remote Gambling Association became operational on 1st
August 2005 as a result of a merger between the Association of Remote Gambling Operators (ARGO)
and the Interactive Gaming, Gambling and Betting Association (IGGBA).
- The Gambling Commission
- The Gambling Commission, sponsored by the DCMS (Department for Culture, Media & Sport) was set up under the Gambling
Act 2005. It has taken over the role previously carried out by the Gaming Board for Great Britain in regulating casinos, bingo,
gaming machines and lotteries. In addition, from 2007 it will have responsibility for the regulation of betting and remote
gambling, as well as helping to protect children and vulnerable people from being harmed or exploited by gambling. The
Commission is also responsible for advising local and central government on issues related to gambling. The Commission is
not responsible for regulating spread betting or the National Lottery which are the responsibility of the Financial Services
Authority and the National Lottery Commission, respectively.
The Commission was formally established in October 2005 and moved to offices in Birmingham in June 2006. Its new
responsibilities and powers will be taken on in stages as the provisions of the Act are introduced by the Government.
- The Association of British Bookmakers (ABB)
- The Association of British Bookmakers (ABB) is the leading trade association representing bookmakers in Great Britain.
The ABB's objective is to help create and sustain conditions in which socially responsible British bookmakers can compete and prosper.
- Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS)
- DCMS is responsible for the law regulating gambling and racing, and it sponsors the gambling and racing industries. The Department is currently implementing the new Gambling Act 2005, which comprehensively updates existing gambling laws that are several decades old, providing new powers and protections for both new and old forms of gambling. Some 90% of the Act is about new protections.
- Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB)
- The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) is the newly formed body with responsibility for the governance, regulation and management of the sport of licensed greyhound racing in England, Scotland and Wales.
Effective and operational from 1st January 2009, the GBGB is a single, unified body that has taken on the functions of both the British Greyhound Racing Board and the National Greyhound Racing Club.
The GBGB is a centre for governance, regulation and welfare as well as a lead for commercial development and growth of the sport. It is committed to managing its functions to the highest standards achievable and being efficient, effective and accountable to those that it licenses, and the public.
- The British Horseracing Authority (BHA)
- As the governing Authority for British racing, the BHA's responsibilities are
wide-ranging. They include:
- The Fixture List
- Race Planning, including the supervision of race programmes and the employment of Handicappers
- Central marketing and promotion of racing
- Encouraging and fostering the breeding of bloodstock
- Developing and maintaining programmes of training and education
- Improving racing's financial position
- The collection and control of funds required for the administration of racing, including those required by the Horseracing Regulatory Authority for the protection of the sport's integrity
- Strategic planning and policy for racing
- Representing racing in dealings with Government
- Liaison with the Betting Industry
- Representing British racing abroad, which includes membership of the Executive Council of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities
- Football DataCo Ltd
- A British company in the football (soccer) industry that grants licences to third parties (such as newspapers) allowing
them to reproduce certain intellectual property (such as fixture lists and statisitics) owned by the FA Premier League,
The Football League, the Scottish Premier League and the Scottish Football League. Many of Football DataCo's activities
are contracted out to the Press Association (PA). Thus, PA Sport handles applications for and distributes fixture lists
and produces the Actim statistics service on behalf on Football DataCo. Football DataCo is wholly owned by FA Premier
League and The Football League.
- Responsibility in Gambling Trust
- RIGT is a charity that was established in response to recommendations made by the independent Gambling Review Body in the
Budd Report, commissioned by the Government in 2001. It recommended that an independent Trust should be set up, and provided
with voluntary funding by the gambling industry, to research and limit problem gambling. This recommendation was made as
part of proposals for major changes to the legal framework for gambling, which became the Gambling Act 2005. The Trust
was initially known as the Gambling Industry Charitable Trust (GICT) but changed its name to Responsibility In Gambling
Trust in 2004 to reflect its independence.
- Gibraltar Regulatory Authority
- The Gibraltar Regulatory Authority is the Gambling Commissioner under the provisions of the Gambling Act 2005 which
came into operation (with the exception of section 55(b)) on 26 October 2006. The Act grants the Gambling Commissioner
powers to ensure that licensees conduct their operations in accordance with their licences and in such a manner as to
maintain the good reputation of Gibraltar.