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Gambling Supervision Commission

Head Office

Ground Floor

St George's Court

Myrtle Street


Isle of Man



+44 1624 694331


Steve Brennan


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The Gambling Supervision Commission is an independent statutory board established in 1962.

Cabinet Office MONEYVAL News Release 27 January 2017.

In addition to the licensing and regulation of land-based gambling operations (casino, amusement and slot machines, betting offices and lotteries), the Commission also regulates all online gambling activities, which have grown significantly in recent years.

The core principles the commission upholds are:

  • to keep the gambling industry crime free
  • to protect the young and those at risk
  • to ensure that the services offered by licence holders are fair and that players receive their true winnings

The commission services include: Anti-money launderingapplication forms and guidance notes, current licence holders, disaster recovery providers, memorandums of understandingSoftware Supplier Registertesting companies and player protection information.

Should you wish to contact the Commission to raise a complaint regarding an operator, then please complete our complaints_form (which must be in English).

Commission Appointments and membership

Appointments to the Board of Commissioners are made by the Treasury subject to the approval of Tynwald. Treasury will appoint one member of the Commission to be the Chairperson and another, the Deputy Chairperson. When making appointments Treasury must ensure that at least one member of the Commission is an advocate, barrister or solicitor of at least five years’ standing, one member has experience of online business and one member has experience of gambling business.

A member of the Commission is appointed for a five year term and is eligible for reappointment on conclusion of that term.

The Department for Enterprise is in charge of developing the island as a progressive jurisdiction for e-gambling and they interface with other departments of Government in promoting the island’s e-commerce opportunities.

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