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BIT assessment 8 May 2015 - 26 May 2016

Qualifying Regulatory Provisions that came into
force during the first Business Impact Target reporting period

Title of measureDescription of measureBIT score (£millions) RPC reference number
 

Changes to Operator Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice - marketing, advertising and fair and open terms

 

A range of requirements about misleading advertising, rules around gambling advertising, marketing incentives, free bet offers and unfair terms 

Validated - Zero  

RPC-3691(1)-DCMS-GC Gambling marketing, advertising and fair and open terms.

 

Changes to Operator Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice – annual assurance statements

 

A new requirement on the largest gambling operators, to provide a statement of assurance demonstrating their commitment to compliance with the Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice and improvements to social responsibility.

Validated - Zero  

RPC-3788(1)-DCMS-GC  Annual Assurance Statements.

 

Changes to Operator Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice – betting intermediaries

Removal of operator licence condition 12.1.1 relating to tic tacs, as it is no longer no longer relevant. Changes to wording for clarification of
requirements in relation to display of rules.
Validated - zero  

RPC-3649(1)-DCMS-GC             (Former) Licence Condition 12 – Betting intermediaries

 

Changes to Operator Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice – pool betting annual accounts

 

Amendment to the current condition for pool betting operators to have annual accounts, certified by a qualified independent accountant, so  that copies must be made available to the Gambling Commission ‘on request’.

Validated - zero  

RPC-3651(1)-DCMS-GC             Licence condition 13.1.3 – Pool Betting – Annual Accounts

 

Changes to Operator Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice – provision of credit

 The previous provision of credit to members was elevated to a social
responsibility code (weight of a licence condition); so that operators who choose to offer credit to customers must carry out procedures such as credit scoring.
Validated - Zero  

RPC-3652(1)-DCMS-GC           Social responsibility code provision 3.7.2 - Provision of credit

 

Changes to Operator Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice –alcoholic drinks

 The requirement in relation to alcoholic drinks was extended to all gambling activities, namely “Licensees must not make unsolicited offers of free alcoholic drinks to customers at a time when they are participating in gambling activities” Validated – zero RPC-3648(1)-DCMS-GC         
Social Responsibility Code of Practice Provision SR5.1.3 Alcoholic drinks
 

Changes to Operator Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice –responsible gambling information

 

Requirement for Information on responsible gambling must be available to players through relevant methods, must be available in a form that may be taken away from the premises (eg leaflets) and may also be made available through the use of links for online or smart technology.

Validated - Zero RPC-3690(1)-DCMS-GC Amendments to social responsibility code provision
3.3.1 Responsible Gambling Information
 

Changes to Operator Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice –customer interaction

 

Range of provisions around self-exclusion, schemes including signposting counselling and support services, minimum self-exclusion period,  policies and procedures to prevent breaches,

Validated - £5.5m  

RPC-3718(1)-DCMS-GC Multi-operator self-exclusion and related changes

Changes to Operator Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice – gambling management tools for remote operators

Range of provisions relating to setting financial limits, introduction of time outs and reality checks and changes to auto play functionality.  

Validated - Zero

RPC-3720(1)-DCMS-GC Review of gambling management tools for remote gambling operators

Changes to Operator Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice –restricting access to gambling by children and young people

 Range of new provisions around age verification
including conducting test purchasing; monitoring the effectiveness of policies
and procedures for preventing underage gambling.

Validated - zero

RPC-3721(1)-DCMS-GC Restricting access to gambling by children and young people

Changes to Operator Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice – local risk assessments

New provision stating that licensees must assess
– and have policies, procedures and control measures to mitigate – local risks to the licensing objectives, taking account of the licensing authority’s statement of licensing policy.

Validated - £0.2m

RPC-3863(1)-DCMS-GC Assessing local risk - code
provision 10.1.1. Sharing local risk assessments - code provision 10.1.2.

Changes to Operator Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice –customer interaction

New provisions around customer interaction including
offering a ‘time out’ facilities to customers; having customer
interaction training; sharing best practice on customer interaction.

Validated - zero

RPC-3765(1)-DCMS-GC   Customer Interaction
(LCCP Social Responsibility Codes SR 3.4.1  and SR 3.4.3 and Ordinary Code
OC 3.4.2)

Changes to Operator Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice –threshold setting gambling management tools

 A new provision which applies to non-remote betting operators and states that customers must be required to make an active choice whether to set time and monetary thresholds for customer and staff alerts, when using category B2 machines.

Validated - zero

 

RPC-3766(1)-DCMS-GC   Threshold setting gambling management tools – Social Responsibility Code 3.3.3

Non-qualifying regulatory provision assurance statement 2015/16

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