About the National Casino Forum


Who We Represent

The NCF is a not for profit trade association which represents 97% of the land based casino operators in the UK and also welcomes associate membership from suppliers, lawyers, accountants, educators and others who work with the casino industry.

What We Do

NCF’s vision is to make the UK the most attractive destination in the world for casino gaming. Our mission is to support the interests of the UK land based casino operators. Our core activities include: working with Government departments, The Gambling Commission, Local Authorities, researchers and academics within the gambling field and care providers.  NCF provides its membership with forums to develop and innovate the casino industry. NCF members are actively involved with all aspects of casino gaming legislation and regulation. NCF provides a platform to help inform policy makers on the current and future growth of the sector.

Political Engagement

NCF represents the casino industry’s interests at the highest political level.

In November 2013 NCF gave evidence to the HOC Gambling (Licensing and Advertising) Bill Committee.

We engage with policy makers to support the casino industry to innovate, modernise and harmonise, in line with the government’s growth agenda and in support of devolution at a local level.

UK operators provide sustainable jobs and currently employ over 15,000 staff, in addition the sector contributes over £200 million in gaming duty to HMT Treasury on top of all other taxes. Overseas capital investment into the UK casino industry has generated £1.3 billion.

Our members encourage career development and promote further education and transferable skills in the work force.

NCF seeks to boost employment, encourage economic growth, tourism and revenue to HM Treasury.

Social Responsibility

We have recently launched a new statement of principles called Playing Safe, an innovative program that will provide a unique opportunity for everyone involved with the gambling industry to help ensure the risks of gambling are understood, measured and most importantly communicated to customers.
All casino employees are regularly trained and accredited in social responsibility practices.
The casino sector makes a significant contribution to research, education and treatment through the Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT).

Information and Best Practice Guides

NCF members engage with the regulator to provide best practice guides and information on casino related issues.
Casino staff are licensed by the UK Gambling Commission.

Profile Raising

NCF provides effective representation in the national and international media for the UK casino sector. NCF is an active member of the Institute of Licensing, the European Association for the Study of Gambling and The Society for the Study of Gambling.