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Helping you get information about gambling in Great Britain and find support when you need it

We license, regulate, advise and provide guidance to the individuals and businesses that offer gambling in Great Britain, including the National Lottery in the UK.

Our work

Find out about the work we're doing to raise standards, protect children and the vulnerable and keep crime out of gambling, including:

  • Challenges we've set the industry
  • Action we're taking on VIP schemes
  • Enforcement action we've taken

Find out more about our work

Help and support

If you or someone you know is struggling with gambling-related problems, contact the National Gambling Helpline.

0808 8020 133

Free of charge, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Fundraising and lotteries

You may need a licence for some types of draws and raffles, our guides a help you stay legal and run a safe draw.

View guides for fundraising and lotteries

Money and rights

Our new guides help you understand your rights when gambling and how gambling businesses protect your money.

View guides for your money and rights

Check a gambling business
is licensed

Get information on gambling businesses we license.

You can also search our public register for licensed individuals, premises and regulatory actions.