UK commission introduces new verification rules

The UKGC said that it will introduce these new verification rules to the LCCP from Tuesday, May 7.

UK.- The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has revealed that new rules will come in tomorrow in regards to age and identity verification procedures for online operators. These new rules come after an open consultation.

The rules aim to ensure operators verify customers’ age and identity details quickly and robustly, the commission said in a statement. The changes to LCCP will affect remote betting and gaming operators, and some remote lotteries.

The changes include a new licence condition that sets out minimum requirements for identity verification, changes to the Social Responsibility Code Provision 3.2.11 for age verification for remote betting and gaming and changes to Social Responsibility Code Provision 3.2.13 for age verification for some remote lotteries.

As established by the UKGC, all affected operators are expected to comply with the new LCCP. If an operator hasn’t verified the name, address and date of birth of any customer from tomorrow, they will need to have completed verification before allowing that customer to gamble. “Operators will therefore need to prevent any unverified customer from gambling until they have gone through the verification process,” said the UKGC.

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