[holding answer 26 October 2009]: As at 21 October 2009, the Gambling Commission employed 221 employees. In 2004, the Gaming Board for Great Britain employed an average of 76 employees.
The two figures are not directly comparable. The Gambling Act 2005 gave the new Gambling Commission a wider range of statutory functions than the Gaming Board. These include, for example, responsibilities in respect of the betting industry and remote gambling. It also has wider powers concerning the conduct of criminal investigations and as a prosecuting authority.