Pete’s career at the Gambling Commission began just over ten years ago as a Licensing Officer. He has been a Policy Manager for four years and now focuses on the non-remote casino and bingo sectors.
‘In this role I’ve previously specialised in gaming machines and social responsibility with a particular focus on underage gambling. I have also been heavily involved in the Commission’s most recent review of its licence fees, which is just coming to an end.
‘I was attracted to the casino and bingo sectors as this role provides me the opportunity to focus, for the first time, on particular sectors of the gambling industry and to see how all of the strands of the Commission’s thematic work - social responsibility, anti-money laundering, marketing and advertising etc - come together and how they are addressed by those sectors.
‘The Commission has provided me with a huge amount of variety in my workload over the past ten years – whether it’s handling complex operating licence applications, providing advice to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on how our licence fees are structured or advice on gaming machines stakes and prizes, to meeting with operators to get them to raise the bar on standards. The organisation provides great opportunities for developing skill sets and for engaging with very different stakeholders.