Issuing an industry update, the UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has published its ‘2019 Business Plan’ outlining its key strategic priorities and focuses for its sector 2018-2019 guidance.
The Commission’s plan forms part of a ‘three-year strategy’, seeking to improve industry standards, consumer protections and further prevent gambling-related harm on consumers and the general public.
A key development in the UKGC’s business plan, sees the Commission focus on ‘gaming product development’, with the governing body pushing for industry stakeholders to ‘design-in protections and control measures’.
Updating industry stakeholders, William Moyes, Chair of the Gambling Commission, said: “Our ambitious plans for the next 12 months and beyond are designed to enable us to continue to respond to emerging risks and issues in a way that balances consumer choice and enjoyment with the risks associated with gambling, and the impact on wider society”.
In its update, the Commission further details that the business plan further aims to better evaluate the way its organisation regulates industry stakeholders.
“Our strategy and plans will deliver real change for consumers, the gambling industry and for us as the regulator. Our aim is to make gambling fairer and safer and to raise standards across the industry.”