Gambling Commission launches new personal licence process

The Gambling Commission says the new process will speed up applications.
The Gambling Commission says the new process will speed up applications.

Britain’s Gambling Commission has launched a new streamlined application process for personal licences.

UK.- The British regulator, the Gambling Commission, has announced the launch of a new service that aims to streamline the application process for personal licenses.

The “Apply for a Personal Licence” service will consolidate applications for personal management licences (PML) and personal functional licences (PFL) as well as Annex A approvals. The Gambling Commission says that this will result in licences being processed more quickly.

A new processing tool will be used to improve efficiency.

Helen Venn, executive director of the Gambling Commission, said: “I am very pleased that we can continue to automate our licensing services by making it easier to apply but also quicker to process.

“This new service is a good example of delivering positive outcomes for users through collaboration between our licensing and digital teams.”

The British government is still analysing the role of the Gambling Commission in its ongoing review of gambling legislation. A white paper is expected by the end of the year.

The government is also investigating the Gambling Commission’s role in the collapse of Football Index.

Last month, the Gambling Commission appointed Andrew Rhodes as interim chief executive for 18 months while it looks for a candidate to fill the role on a permanent basis. The appointment was made after former chief executive Neil McArthur made the surprise announcement of his resignation in March.

The Gambling Commission’s online gambling data for May showed that British operators’ gross gambling yield (GGY) fell 4.8 per cent from April to £533.4m. The data includes figures from the largest online operators, which account for around 80 per cent of the British market

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