The Gambling Act 2005 covers all commercial gambling in England and Wales and includes the regulation of gambling.
Ashford Borough Council approved its revised Statement of Principles for Gambling 2019-2022 [pdf] 1765KB on the 13 December 2019 and comes into effect on the 1 February 2019. The public notice of adoption is available to view here [pdf] 86KB. The policy is valid for a maximum period of three years; during this period we will monitor any developments or changes in legislation and will update and consult on the policy as required.
The current Policy remains applicable until the 1 February 2019 and is available via Gambling Policy Statement 2016-2019 [pdf] 519KB.
Three licensing objectives underpin the legislation: