Gambling act policy consultation

Our Gambling Act 2005 Statement of Licensing Principles, otherwise known as our Gambling act policy, is currently under review.

Gambling act policy review

Our policy covers the grant of licences, permits and registrations issued under the Gambling Act 2005.  It details how we will promote the gambling licensing objectives and the expectation of licence holders in promoting these objective as well.

The licensing objectives are

  • preventing gambling from being a source of crime or disorder, being associated with crime or disorder or being used to support crime,
  • ensuring that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way, 
  • protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling.

Under the Gambling Act 2005 we are required to review our policy every three years and consult on any changes. Our current policy runs until 31 January 2022.

Gambling act policy consultation

We are seeking views on our draft policy which will cover the period January 2022 to January 2025 (2022-2024 policy).

The proposal is that no changes will be made to the current policy.

You can download the draft policy below.

Icon for pdf Gambling Act 2005 draft policy 2022-2024 [2.03MB]

The following comments will not be considered.

  • a dislike of gambling,
  • a general view that it is undesirable to allow gambling premises in the district,
  • a lack of demand or need for gambling premises,
  • anonymous.

The consultation will run from 19 July 2021 until 5pm on 10 September 2021.

If you wish to comment on the draft policy please email your response to by 5pm on 10 September 2021.

Please title your email GA2005 CONSULTATION.

Privacy policy

Names of those who have submitted a comment during the consultation period will be included in future reports but contact details will be removed.

View our privacy policy for information on how we will use your information.

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