UK Gambling Commission consults on changes to fair and open provisions By Melanie Ellis, Harris Hagan March 6, 2018 at 8:37 am There are seven weeks left to respond to the Commission’s consultation on changes to the LCCP’s fair and open provisions. The proposed changes would give the Commission greater powers to enforce compliance with a range of consumer protection provisions in three areas: advertising, unfair terms and customer complaints. Some of the key effects of the proposed changes are as follows. Marketing – Elevating compliance with the CAP and BCAP advertising codes to the status of a licence condition, meaning that any breach of the codes is an automatic breach of the operating licence. This is particularly noteworthy for operators who use affiliates to carry out advertising on their behalf. In practice, the Commission indicates that regulatory action would follow where licensees are “in serious or repeated breach of the rules”, rather than it automatically following any complaint being upheld by the ASA.