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Great Britain
British Casinos
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Last update: 11/4/2012
FAQ - How many casinos are there in Great Britain ?
July 2009
According to GF's calculations. At the above date there were 25 casinos in London, 100 in the rest of England, 14 in Scotland and 5 in Wales.
A total of 144

 
 
Gaming Boards and Commissions
Gaming Board for Great Britain
www.gbgb.org.uk
After its formation in 1968 the Gaming Board reported to the Home Office. From the 8th of June 2001 they were transferred to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). The Board's annual report details casinos, bingo, slot revenues and statistics. The 34th report, the Board's last and final one was printed in Summer 2005.
The Gambling Commission
www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk
The Gambling Commission was officially launched on the 1st October 2005 and relocated from London to Birmingham on the 13th July 2006.
The Gambling Appeals Tribunal
www.gamblingappealstribunal.gov.uk
An independent body set up to hear appeals against the decisions of the Gambling Commission.
Annual reports of the Gambling Commission
www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/gh-about_us/annual_report_and_accounts.aspx
Department of Culture Media & Sport (DCMS)
www.culture.gov.uk/what_we_do/Gambling_racing
Her Majesty's Customs and Excise
www.hmce.gov.uk
Offshore licencing
Alderney Gaming Control Commission (AGCC)
www.gamblingcontrol.org
Established in May 2000. The Commission consists of the Chairman and three members. It is independent and non political and regulates gambling on behalf of the States of Alderney.
Guernsey Gambling Control Commission (GGCC)
www.gov.gg/ccm/navigation/home-department/gambling-control/
The Guernsey Gambling Control Commission (the Commission) was established in December 2002 to regulate Casino Gambling in Guernsey.
Isle of Man - Gambling Control Commission
www.gov.im/gambling
The IOM Gambling Control Commission was originally established in the 1960's. The island is presently active in issueing eGaming licenses under legislation passed in 2001 and ammended to be more operator friendly in 2005.
States of Jersey - Gambling Control & CI Lottery
www.gov.je/EconomicDevelopment/Gambling+Control+and+CI+Lottery
Regulates the island's 29 bookmakers, 4 credit bookmakers & the CI lottery.
All Party Betting and Gaming Group (APBGG)
www.apbgg.co.uk
Established in 2001 by members of both Houses of Parliament and in 2004 held an  inquiry into the effects of betting on sport. Some of the APBGG members also sat on the joint committee scrutinising the Draft Gambling Bill.

Update: 8/5/2006
The APBGG website has mysteriously vanished.


 
 
Trade Associations
National Casino Industry Forum (NCIF)
www.nci-forum.co.uk
Established in 2009 with the aim of promoting a positive agenda for a well regulated, socially responsible and economically sustainable British casino industry. Replaces the  British Casino Association (BCA)
www.britishcasinoassociation.org.uk
Casino Operators Association (C.O.A.UK)
www.casinooperatorsassociation.org.uk
Established in 2001 by several independent operators who were former members of the British Casino Association.
The GREaT Foundation
www.thegreatfoundation.org.uk
Formerly known as the Responsibility in Gambling Trust.
- Responsible Gambling Fund
- Responsible Gambling Strategy Board
BACTA - British Amusement Catering Trade Association
www.bacta.org.uk
The trade association for the pay-to-play leisure industry. Represents the interests of over 685 companies and 1,170 individuals.
Remote Gambling Association (RGA)
www.rga.eu.com
www.iggba.org.uk
The RGA became operational on 1st August 2005 as a result of the merger between the Association of Remote Gambling Operators (ARGO) and the Interactive Gaming, Gambling and Betting Association (IGGBA). 
Association of British Bookmakers (ABB)
www.abb.uk.com
Formed in 2002 following a merger of  the British Betting Office Association (BBOA), representing independent bookmakers, and the Betting Office Licensees Association (BOLA), whose membership included the large bookmaking chains. In 2007 the ABB represents the owners of approximately 84% of the country's 8,700 betting offices.
Independent Bookmakers Association (IBA)
www.independentbookmakers.com
The Independent Betting Arbitration Service (IBAS)
www.ibas-uk.com
Formed in the autumn of 1998. Over 90% of UK bookmakers have registered with the service). IBAS is funded by Trinity Mirror and Satellite Information Services (SIS).

 
 
Gaming Education, Research & Training
The Center for the Study of Gambling
www.gamblingstudies.salford.ac.uk
Salford University. Director: Professor Peter Collins.
BSc (Hons) Business Economics with Gambling Studies

National Gaming Academy
www.nationalgamingacademy.co.uk
Launched at ICE in January 2008. A consortium of training facilities which includes Blackpool and the Fylde College, Greenwich Community College and North Warwickshire and Hinckley College.
 
The Regional Gaming Academy - Blackpool
www.blackpool.ac.uk/gaming
Opened in February 2006. A state-of-the-art training academy situated within Blackpool & the Fylde College.
Greenwich Community College
www.gcc.ac.uk
www.londongamingcollege.co.uk
London Gaming College.
North Warwickshire & Hinckley College
www.nwhc.ac.uk
www.nwhc.ac.uk/adult-students/gaming-academy/introduction
The Gaming Academy at the Bermuda Park Innovation Centre opened in October 2007.
The Society For the Study of Gambling
www.societystudygambling.co.uk
International Gaming Research Unit (IGRU)
www.gamingresearch.co.uk
http://ess.ntu.ac.uk/gamingresearch
Based at Nottingham Trent University. Professor Mark Griffiths - Director.
Betting Research Unit
www.ntu.ac.uk/nbs/spec/betting_research_unit
The Betting Research Unit is part of Nottingham Business School @ Nottingham Trent University. Professor Leighton Vaughan Williams.

 
 
 
Problem Gambling & Helplines
Gamble Aware
www.gambleaware.co.uk
Managed by the Responsibility in Gambling Trust. A link to Gamble Aware should be posted on all advertisements and promotional literature.
Responsibility in Gambling Trust (U.K.)
www.rigt.org.uk
Established in January 2002 in response to recommendations made by the Gambling Review Body (the Budd Report). The Trust commissions treatment, research and
prevention activity in the United Kingdom to tackle problem gambling.
GamCare
www.gamcare.org.uk
Gamcare is the national centre for information, advice and practical help in relation to the social impact of gambling in the U.K.
National Helpline: 0845 6000 133
Gordon Moody Association
www.gordonmoody.org.uk
Formerly Gordon House. Residential center named after the Rev. Gordon Moody who pioneered the recognition of problem gambling in the U.K.
Gambling Therapy
www.gamblingtherapy.org
Gamblers Anonymous UK
www.gamblersanonymous.org.uk
Gam-Anon UK & Ireland
www.gamanon.org.uk
Gam-Anon is a fellowship of men and women who are husbands, wives, relatives or close friends who have been affected by the gambling problem.
Helpline: 08700 50 88 80

 
 
Lottery
UK National Lottery
www.national-lottery.co.uk
British National Lottery Commission
www.natlotcomm.gov.uk
The Commission's role is to monitor and report on the performance of Camelot (the operator of the newly rebranded National Lottery, now known as "Lotto"), and to enforce its licence.
Camelot
www.camelotgroup.co.uk
The licensed operator of the UK National Lottery.
National Lottery - Good Causes
www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk
From the FAQ page...
"For every £1 spent on a National Lottery ticket, 28p goes to good causes. 50p goes towards prizes, 12p goes to the Treasury in duty, 5p goes to Lottery retailers, and 5p to the game operator (0.5p of this is profit, the remainder covers operating costs)"
Lottery Funding
www.lotteryfunding.org.uk
Information on organizations that distribute money raised from sales of National Lottery tickets.
The Lotteries Council
www.lotteriescouncil.org.uk
Chariot Lottery
www.chariot.org.uk
www.playmonday.com
The Weather Lottery Plc.
www.theweatherlottery.com

 
 
Bingo Industry
The Bingo Association
www.bingo-association.co.uk
The representative body for Bingo operators in the U.K. Monthly publication Bingo Link.
The National Game
www.nationalbingo.co.uk
First played in June 1986. The National Bingo Game Association operates the system that links over 500 clubs nationwide.

 
 
Horse Racing
British Horseracing Authority (BHA)
www.bhb.co.uk
www.britishhorseracing.com
The governing and regulatory body for Horseracing in Great Britain.
Horseracing Betting Levy Board
www.hblb.org.uk
Jockey Club
www.thejockeyclub.co.uk
The Racecourse Association
www.britishracecourses.org
Full listing of Britain's 59 racecourses.
www.britishracecourses.org/course_list.php
Horserace Totalisator Board (Tote)
www.tote.co.uk

 
 
Greyhound Racing
British Greyhound Racing Board (BGRB)
www.thedogs.co.uk
British Greyhound Racing Fund (BGRF)
www.bgrf.org.uk
National Greyhound Racing Club Ltd. (NGRC)
www.ngrc.org.uk
Retired Greyhound Trust
www.retiredgreyhounds.co.uk

 
 
Misc. Links
Satelitte Information Services
www.satelliteinfo.co.uk
www.sis.tv
At the Races
www.attheraces.com

 
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