Gambling is now a diverse,
Gambling is now a diverse, vibrant and innovative industry and a popular leisure activity enjoyed in many forms by millions of people. The law needs to reflect that." The Bill identified updates to the laws already in place in the UK, and also created the UK Gambling Commission to take over from the Gambling Board.
The Commission will have the power to prosecute any parties in breach of the guidelines set out by the bill and will be tasked with regulating any codes of practice they set forward.