The Gambling Supervision Commission on the Isle of Man, licensing jurisdiction for many reputable online gambling firms, has announced the appointment of Steve Brennan as director. It is understood that Brennan was previously a senior manager in the Income Tax Division of the government's Treasury department, which provides resources to the island's licensing authorities.
Brennan will be responsibile for the licensing and regulation of all online and terrestrial gambling activities, including the Island's casino, betting and lotteries, and amusement and slot machines.
The Gambling Supervision Commission is a body corporate initially established in 1962 and consists of a Chairman and four members.
The regulatory core principles the Commission upholds are: To keep the gambling industry crime free; to protect the young and vulnerable and to ensure that the facilities offered by licenceholders are fair and that players receive their true winnings.
The Isle of Man Treasury provides a dedicated resource to the Gambling Control Commission with three Gambling Supervision inspectors and a senior secretary who collectively have over 50 years’ experience in the licensing and regulation of gambling.