The UK Gambling Commission is an independent public body established under the Gambling Act 2005. It’s intended to ensure that gamblers are adequately protected and experience only fair and appropriate treatment from their gaming endeavors.
Making it safe to place bets
The main aim of the Gambling Commission is to:
- Ensure there is no crime within UK gambling operations
- Ensure that casinos adhere to the Gambling Act 2005
- Make sure that all gambling is fair and open in its gaming procedures
- Protect minors and people who may be vulnerable from being exploited by gambling or harmed in any way
Requiring the proper licences
One of the ways the commission ensures fair practices is by issuing licenses to people and organisations providing a facility for people to gamble, both a physical location and an online or mobile location.
The licences they give out fall into four different categories:
General licence. The conditions under which a general licence can be applied are if an individual operating licence is requested by an organisation or a particular class of operating licence is sought, such as a betting operators licence.
Individual licence. This type of licence is usually give when an individual operating licence is requested by an individual operator and not an organisation.
Imposed Conditions. The Secretary of State has the authority to impose conditions to some licences, which are applied towards a certain class of operating licence.
Statutory conditions. These may be added towards any class of operating licence.
Regulations and taking action
The Gambling Commission has the power of the law to crack down and sanction (or even shutdown) facilities who are not operating in accordance with the appropriate regulations. Some of the areas they regulate are:
- Lottery operators
- Gambling Machine providers
- Gambling software provider
- British-based remote gambling operators
How does this pertain to gambling on your Android?
Mobile gambling falls under the category of ‘Remote Gambling‘ since its participants are gambling via remote means (their mobile phone). Regarding remote gambling, the Gambling Commission states that: “Providing facilities for remote gambling without obtaining the correct licence(s) is an offence if at least one piece of remote gambling equipment is situated in Great Britain.”
The Gambling Commission also frequently monitors casinos’ – including mobile casinos’:
- Gambling records
- Results of games
What this all means for you, the mobile gambler, is that you can feel safe gambling on any mobile casino in the UK knowing that they are required to have a licence and are constantly being monitored to ensure a safe and fair gaming experience for you.
The regulations are there for you
When you gamble on your Android, it is comforting to know that you are not being had, and that all of your bets are being made in a fair and safe mobile casino. The UK Gambling Commission was created to ensure that all casinos –- including Android casinos — are giving their members a fair and honest playing experience!
What Android Casinos hold a British Gambling License?
The LadyLuck’s Mobile Casino and the mFortune Mobile Casino both have British Gambling licenses. These casinos have been around for a number of years and have a gained a reputation of being fair and honest. They offer lots of real-money Android Casino games (including slots) for punters.
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