Recent changes to the Licensing Codes and Conditions of Practice (LCCPs) came into effect on 4 April 2018
SUMMARY OF CHANGES
A summary is available here but includes:
- A requirement that operators of multiple society lotteries make clear to consumers which lottery they are entering;
- A requirement that operators publish the proportion of lottery proceeds paid to the good cause or local authority;
- Removal of the need to report on the number of SARs on regulatory returns,
- A requirement to report discontinued relationships with information on SARs as a key event;
- Removal of the need to report on a gambling payment RTP fault on regulatory returns;
- A requirement to report game faults resulting in over or underpayment to customers as a key event.
- A widening of the need to report group advertising to a new jurisdiction, and a requirement to report where there has been sustained/meaningful generation of the 3% / 10% threshold being passed for the wider group.
LCCPs REMOVED FROM OPERATING LICENCES
Also of note, the LCCPs will no longer be part of an Operating Licence removing the need for the Gambling Commission to reissue Operating Licences each time the LCCPs change. Instead the Gambling Commission intends to notify Operators of future changes to LCCPs by email and through eServices. The changes will be publicised on the Gambling Commission website and the Gambling Commission will normally give Operators 3 months to be fully compliant
We will be reporting any changes to the LCCPs as soon as they are notified