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Roulette wheelThe Gambling Act 2005 covers all commercial gambling in England and Wales and includes the regulation of gambling.

Gambling Act Policy

Full council adopted the licensing authority’s current policy in December 2015. 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.

Download our Gambling Policy Statement 2016-2019 [pdf] 519KB.


Download our Gambling Act Licensing Fees 2017-18 [pdf] 60KB.

Our objectives

Three licensing objectives underpin the legislation:

  • Preventing gambling from being a source of crime and 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 people from being harmed or exploited by gambling

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