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June 13, 2021

Following an operation which centred on a licensed premises in Hayes

British regulators warn on pub betting

(UK)- A 65-year-old man has been cautioned by police after becoming the first man to face a criminal action under the Gambling Act for illegal betting on licensed premises in the UK.

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he man was given the warning following an operation which centred on a licensed premises in Hayes, Greater London, and involved officers from the Gambling Commission and the Metropolitan Police.

The Commission has consistently warned bookmakers, publicans and club officials that commercial betting is not allowed in pubs, clubs or similar licensed premises. In this case the Commission found evidence that facilities for betting were being provided on such premises. The man, from Uxbridge, Middlesex, was cautioned under Section 37 of the Gambling Act 2005."

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