New gambling commission

A new shadow Gambling Commission, led by Graham White, has been set up in Jersey to prepare for the move to a more statutory Gambling Commission. The other members of the commission are Peter Cruickshank and Jeremy Arnold.

The gaming industry in Jersey, with an excellent reputation as a well regulated jurisdiction, is hoping to expand further and attract more investment to the island. On top of this, the Commissions role will be to promote the region as an attractive proposition for remote gambling companies and to ensure that any potential harm is minimised, as well providing schemes to protect the young and vulnerable.

Graham White, who was chief inspector of the U.K’s equivalent commission from 1983 to 2005, well bring valuable experience to the role as Jersey look to compliment the mainland U.K upon the introduction of the new Gambling Act next September.

Members will sit on the commission for a maximum of three years, during which time it is expected that Jersey’s Gambling Commission Law and the Gambling Law will be changed, or at the very least, debated.

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