UKGC revamps online licence application portal

The UK Gambling Commission (UKGC) has today announced the launch its improved ‘online licence application’ portal.

The improved application system seeks to provide its participants with all-around enhanced services helping streamline and improved procedures for UK betting and gambling incumbents.

The redesigned portal is in-line with the UK government’s GOV.UK style and functionalities, making it quicker and easier to submit an application.

At an operational level, the new application service will provide UKGC staff with an improved processing tool, which introduces an electronic ‘Disclosure Barring Service’ (DBS) checks.

Further developments see the UKGC add automated email and text alerts to its system informing participants on the progress of their licence applications being processed by the commission staff.

“This improved licence application service has been developed as part of our ongoing commitment to improving the way we regulate by simplifying, automating and digitising the licensing process.  We will automate more aspects of the personal licensing process by developing a new personal licence (PFL and PML) management and maintenance tool by the end of March 2019.” The UKGC informs in its update.

Closing its update, UKGC governance informs that all changes have been undertaken with a view of reviewing and assessing its applications more quickly.

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