The Gambling Commission was established in October 2005, under the Gambling Act 2005, initially to regulate all commercial gambling in Great Britain apart from spread betting (regulated by the Financial Services Authority) and the National Lottery (regulated by the National Lottery Commission). The National Lottery Commission was subsequently merged with the Gambling Commission on 1 October 2013. Its web site has news, information, guidance, consultations, and links to legislation.
The First-tier Tribunal (General Regulatory Chamber) hears appeals against the decisions of many regulatory bodies, including licensing decisions of the Gambling Commission. The jurisdiction came into existence on 18 January 2010 when it replaced the Gambling Appeals Tribunal. This section of the GOV.UK site provides information on the appeal process, forms, procedural rules, and links to relevant legislation, including the Gambling Act 2005 under which the Gambling Commission and the Gambling Appeals Tribunal were established.