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Gambling Act 2005

If you own or run a premises in the New Forest area that is used for betting, gaming and other types of gambling, you will need to obtain a licence or permit from this council.

The Gambling Act 2005 provides the regulatory regime.

The licensing objectives are :

  • Preventing gambling from being a source of crime and disorder.

  • Ensuring gambling is conducted in a fair and open way.

  • Protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling.

    The Gambling Commission regulates commercial gambling in Great Britain, other than spread betting or the National Lottery. It issues personal and operating licences.

    The Council is the licensing authority and is responsible for the issue of the following types of licence and permit:

    Premises licences


Updated: 19 Nov 2019
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