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Guidance

LCCP Information requirements

Guidance for licence holders on the information requirements in the LCCP

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  2. 16 - Other information requirements (test purchase results)

16 - Other information requirements (test purchase results)

This section provides guidance to holders of gambling operating licences (non-remote) on how to tell us about age verification test purchase results.

Social responsibility code provision 3.2.1

Access to gambling by children and young persons – casinos SR code All non-remote casino licences

Licensees must conduct test purchasing or take part in collective test purchasing programmes as a means of providing reasonable assurance that they have effective policies and procedures to prevent underage gambling, and must provide their test purchase results to the Commission, in such form or manner as the Commission may from time to time specify.

Social responsibility code provision 3.2.3 (8)

Access to gambling by children and young persons – AGC SR code

All adult gaming centre licences

Licensees in fee category C or higher must conduct test purchasing or take part in collective test purchasing programmes, as a means of providing reasonable assurance that they have effective policies and procedures to prevent underage gambling, and must provide their test purchase results to the Commission, in such form or manner as the Commission may from time to time specify.

Social responsibility code provision 3.2.5 (7)

Access to gambling by children and young persons – bingo and FEC SR code

All non-remote bingo and family entertainment centre licences

Licensees in fee category C or higher must conduct test purchasing or take part in collective test purchasing programmes, as a means of providing reasonable assurance that they have effective policies and procedures to prevent underage gambling, and must provide their test purchase results to the Commission, in such form or manner as the Commission may from time to time specify.

Social responsibility code provision 3.2.7 (9)

Access to gambling by children and young persons – betting SR code

All non-remote general betting (standard) licences in fee category C or above

Licensees must conduct test purchasing or take part in collective test purchasing programmes, as a means of providing reasonable assurance that they have effective policies and procedures to prevent underage gambling, and must provide their test purchase results to the Commission, in such form or manner as the Commission may from time to time specify.

Your company must carry out test purchasing, or take part in collective test purchasing programmes, to assure itself that you have effective policies and procedures in place to prevent underage gambling.

You must give us the results of the test purchasing.

This reporting requirements applies to all holders of non-remote casino licences, adult gaming centre licences, non-remote bingo and family entertainment centre licences, and non-remote general betting (standard) licences in fee category C or above.

INTERIM guidance on test purchase result reporting (October 2020)

We will engage in due course with interested and most affected bodies to design and agree a format and manner for test purchasing results to be submitted.

In the interim period, test purchase results should be sent in a Microsoft Excel or comma-separated values (.csv) file format, to testpurchaseresults@gamblingcommission.gov.uk.

You must send us the results within 28 days of the end of the financial quarter when the test purchasing activity was conducted.

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