Tuesday January 14 ,2014 : U.K. GAMBLING COMMISSION WARNS GAMBLING SUPPLIERS
Gaming machine suppliers must be licensed, says regulator.
The UK Gambling Commission has issued another stern warning to gambling machine suppliers that the regulations require that they be licensed.
The reminder comes after police cautions were issued to two men who admitted supplying gaming machines via online auction websites.
A Commission spokesman said that in recent years the Commission has been working closely with online auction websites to prevent the unlicensed supply of gaming machines online. As a result, online trading websites have amended their terms and conditions, provided clearer warnings for those advertising machines and agreed to quickly remove any questionable advertisements.
The Commission’s head of regional enforcement and compliance, Mike Williams said:
“People who persist in supplying gaming machines without a licence will face action from the Gambling Commission and its local law enforcement partners.
“Anyone with information about the illegal supply of gaming machines can pass details to the Commission by calling our confidential intelligence line on (0121) 230 6655.”