The UK Gambling Commission has launched a consultation on potential regulatory changes aimed to prevent crime linked to gambling, with members of the public asked to take part alongside operators and other industry stakeholders.

A spokesperson for the regulatory body explained that advances in technology and changes in consumer preferences were posing new challenges in keeping crime out of gambling, but also offered new solutions to the same problems.

As a result, the new consultation will begin almost a decade after the introduction of the Gambling Act 2005, and will use evidence and experiences that both the regulator and the industry has gathered over that period.

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