The Council is required to review its Statement of Gambling Policy at regular intervals to ensure that it is carrying out licensing functions in accordance with current legislation. During this review, consideration has been given to how changes might improve the way in which services are being delivered, to make them more efficient and customer friendly.
The Council are now seeking your views on the draft proposed Statement of Gambling Policy 2022-2025.
To read the draft Statement and to formally submit your comments, please find, below, the link to the relevant page of the Council’s website.
The consultation period is between 12th September 2022 and midnight on Monday 24th October 2022
The Gambling Act 2005 sets out how gambling in Great Britain is regulated. It came fully into force in September 2007, and covers arcades, betting shops, bingo premises, casinos, gaming machines, society lotteries, and remote gambling (including online gambling). The Council is required to review the Statement of Gambling Policy every three years. The current policy was last formally reviewed in 2019 and therefore requires updating.
The regular review and adoption of the Statement of Gambling Policy ensures that the licensing framework are up to date and effective in ensuring a safe and regulated environment for users of licensed premises.
Licensing Team Manager