Casino and Gaming links
For Great Britain please
- Timeline/Links & Casino Operators
FAQ - How many casinos
are there in Great Britain ?
According to GF's calculations.
At the above date there were 25 casinos
in London, 100 in the rest of England,
in Scotland and 5 in Wales.
A total of 144
Boards and Commissions
Board for Great Britain
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
was officially launched on the 1st October 2005 and relocated from London
to Birmingham on the 13th July 2006.
Gambling Appeals Tribunal
An independent body set
up to hear appeals against the decisions of the Gambling Commission.
|Annual reports of the
|Department of Culture
Media & Sport (DCMS)
|Her Majesty's Customs
|Alderney Gaming Control
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
The Guernsey Gambling Control
Commission (the Commission) was established in December 2002 to regulate
Casino Gambling in Guernsey.
|Isle of Man - 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
Regulates the island's 29
bookmakers, 4 credit bookmakers & the CI lottery.
Party Betting and Gaming Group (APBGG)
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.
website has mysteriously vanished.
Casino Industry Forum (NCIF)
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)
|Casino Operators Association
Established in 2001 by several
independent operators who were former members of the British Casino Association.
known as the Responsibility in Gambling Trust.
Responsible Gambling Fund
Responsible Gambling Strategy Board
- British Amusement Catering Trade Association
trade association for the pay-to-play leisure industry. Represents the
interests of over 685 companies and 1,170 individuals.
|Remote Gambling Association
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
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
|The Independent Betting
Arbitration Service (IBAS)
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).
Education, Research & Training
Gambling & Helplines
Managed by the Responsibility
in Gambling Trust. A link to Gamble Aware should be posted on all advertisements
and promotional literature.
|Responsibility in Gambling
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 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
|Gordon Moody Association
Formerly Gordon House. Residential
center named after the Rev. Gordon Moody who pioneered the recognition
of problem gambling in the U.K.
|Gamblers Anonymous UK
Gam-Anon UK & Ireland
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
|The Bingo Association
The representative body
for Bingo operators in the U.K. Monthly publication Bingo Link.
|The National Game
First played in June 1986.
The National Bingo Game Association operates the system that links over
500 clubs nationwide.