The Gaming Commission is charged with the inspection of the media games, that is all games of chance operated via the media. This includes every radio or television channel, and every newspaper or magazines of which the registered office of the operator or publisher is located in the European Union.

There are two types of media games:
 
1. The media games conducted as part of standalone game programmes in their own right (better known as phone-in games).

Since 1 January 2011, phone-in games come under the Gaming Act. Previously, they were an exception to this Act. In practical terms, this means that the Gaming Commission was only able to establish possible offences, without having the power to impose any actual sanctions (e.g. suspending the licence). Nonetheless, the Gaming Commission urged the TV stations to provide compensation in violation cases (e.g. when delivering phone-in games by way of a free 0800 number). In this respect the Commission was relying on the good will on the part of the TV stations, as the Gaming Commission did not have any ways of bringing pressure to bear.

Since 1 January 2011, TV stations require a G1 licence to be permitted to broadcast phone-in games. If found to be in breach, the Gaming Commission may suspend or even revoke this licence for good.
 
2. All other media games that are merely a component as part of a programme or a separate section within the media.

Providing these media games is currently not permitted.

In the near future, parties that provide media games will require a G2 licence. A Royal Decree is currently being prepared which shall lay down the manner and form in which G2 licences should be applied for.