Legislation and regulation

Links to the Gambling Act, amendments and regulations, and information about regulatory agencies and their responsibilities. 

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Gambling laws

Links to the Gambling Act 2003, and its amendments, as well as related pieces of legislation.


Regulations have been made under the Gambling Act 2003 to help achieve the objectives of the Act. 
Regulations apply to individuals and organisations that are authorised to operate gambling.

Regulatory agency roles

Several agencies have regulatory responsibilities to ensure the purposes of the Gambling Act are met – that communities benefit from gambling proceeds while gambling harm is minimised.

History of the Gambling Act

The Gambling Bill was introduced in February 2002 and received Royal assent on 18 September 2003 to become the Gambling Act 2003.

Related information

Gambling policy

Gambling consultations