THERE has been plenty of criticism of the Gambling Commission both here and from those disparate organisations who attempt to form a front to protect the interest of bettors in Britain, such as the Horserace Bettors Forum and Justice For Punters, so it’s encouraging to read recent statements from Sarah Harrison, chief executive of that august organ, about plans for the GC to be more proactive in communicating with the betting public.

To such ends, a document entitled “A Two-Way Conversation – Our Plan For Communicating With Consumers” has been published, and the language contained within is certainly encouraging, beginning with the following bold statement: