The Gambling Commission has undertaken a joint operation with Police Scotland at betting shops in Falkirk in order to train police officers on how to conduct inspections of gambling licensed premises, and make betting shop staff aware of the risks of crime.
The visits were conducted with the full support and co-operation of betting shop operators.
Helen Venn, Gambling Commission programme director, comments: “Today’s action is just one of a number of operations we have conducted over the last year across Scotland from North Ayrshire to Aberdeenshire. We have used this operation to target a range of possible gambling offences.
“Since 2014, we have undertaken nearly 200 proactive compliance inspections of gambling licensed premises in Scotland, which often involve police officers, licensing standards officers, and other agencies.
“We are committed to working with all our partners to ensure that gambling is fair and open, that criminal activity is prevented and that children and vulnerable people are protected.”