The Gambling Commission was set up under the Gambling Act 2005 to regulate commercial gambling in Great Britain in partnership with licensing authorities.
The Commission works closely with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board (RGSB) to ensure that:
- problem gambling is adequately understood and researched
- gambling licence holders act in a socially responsible way towards their customers.
RGSB’s role is to provide independent advice to the Gambling Commission, and in turn the DCMS on the strategy and priorities for research, education and treatment.