Gambling in the United Kingdom is regulated by the Gambling Commission on behalf of Their government’s Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) under the Gambling Act 2005.
This Act of Parliament significantly updated the UK’s gambling laws, for example, introduction of a new arrangement of protections for children and vulnerable adults, as well as bringing the burgeoning Internet gaming sector within British regulation for the very first time.
Betting for centuries has been a recreational activity in Great Britain.  Horse racing was a theme for three centuries.  It’s been heavily controlled.  Historically a lot of the resistance comes from social reformers, and from evangelical Protestants.
Betting for centuries has become a main recreational activity in Great Britain.  Horse racing has been a theme for three centuries.   The earliest recorded races were held at Chester in 1539.  . King Charles II was an avid sportsman who gave Newmarket its prominence — he had been a jockey in 1671 and construct a palace there for his or her convenience.  Ascot Racecourse began under the patronage of Queen Anne in 1711. 1750 the Jockey Club formed to restrain the Newmarket, preventing dishonesty, and creating for a level field.  The five races began in 1776 with all the St Leger Stakes.  Epsom Derby began in 1780. The availability of railways facilitated the fast development of the sport, making traveling easy for the horses and running specials which attracted large crowds.  Gambling has been heavily regulated.  Historically much of this opposition stems from social reformers, also from Protestants.
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