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

Gambling Act Policy

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.


Download a copy of our fees [pdf] 127KB.

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

Contact us

Email the licensing team.