by Renee Israel
The UK Gambling Commission is showing its commitment to developing
specialist knowledge within the Commission by appointing three new executives.
The three new key players - two men and a woman - will help the
Commission develop in house expertise on a number of matters, as well as develop
and strengthen relationships with law enforcement agencies and parallel
regulators in the UK and abroad.
The first new expert at the UK Gambling Commission is Andrew
Chapple, a former executive at William Hill and Tote. Chapple's role will be to
provide the Gambling Commission with support on several new projects, including
a regime set up by the Commission which deals with money laundering compliance.
The second new executive is Charlotte Meller, who will head the UK
Gambling Commission's new Local Authority Liaison Unit. Meller will be tasked
to establish this new unit, and she will be bringing her expertise as a team
leader on gambling matters at LG Regulation to the Commission.
The final expert to join the Commission is Detective Constable Mark
Stanford, who comes from the Metropolitan Police with much expertise under his
belt. Stanford will work closely with the Gambling Commission's Sports Betting
Intelligence Unit and other teams which investigate criminal cases relating to
"We are delighted that Mark, Charlotte and Andrew have joined us,"
noted the Director of Regulation for the UK Gambling Commission, Nick Tofiluk.
"Their arrival demonstrates our ongoing commitment to strengthen relationships
with other regulators and agencies, while at the same time developing the
specialist knowledge within the Commission."
UK Gambling Commission Regulates Commercial Gambling
The UK Gambling Commission, which was set up under the 2005 Gambling Act, is
an independent public body which works under the auspices of the Department for
Culture, Media and Sports.
The group, which employs over 200 people, is based in Birmingham and is
funded be fees paid by operators licensed by the Commission.
The Commission regulates all commercial gambling in the United Kingdom,
including arcades, betting establishments, bingo, casinos, gambling software
providers, lottery operators and UK based remote gambling operators.
The UK Gambling Commission measures and monitors the proportion of adults in
the UK with gambling problems through its British Gambling Prevalence Survey, in
a bid to ensure that problem gambling is understood and researched, and to
ensure that license holders act in a socially responsible manner.