Gambling Act 2005

Under the Gambling Act 2005 we are responsible for (and offer advice on) licensing premises and issuing permits for gambling activities within our area.

Gambling premises licences

Gambling premises licences allows facilities such as:

  • adult gaming centres
  • family entertainment centres
  • casino premises
  • bingo premises
  • betting premises
  • betting tracks

Gambling permits

We issue gambling permits for:

Small lottery registration

We register small lotteries.

Licensing objectives

Together with applicants and other agencies, we must work to promote the three licensing objectives:

  • keeping gambling crime free
  • making sure that gambling is fair and open
  • protecting children and vulnerable adults

Licensing policy

As the 'licensing authority', we have a duty to produce a licensing policy to set out our general approach when making licensing decisions.

The Policy is formally reviewed every three years.

Further guidance is also provided via:

Also see

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