The Gambling Act 2005 comprehensively modernised the law on gambling and introduced a powerful regulator for gambling, the Gambling Commission. The Commission issue personal and operating licences and ensure compliance with these and the associated Codes of Practice and investigates and prosecutes illegal gambling providers.
In addition, whilst the Gambling Commission regulates the gambling industry, the Act gives us responsibility for the licensing of gambling premises.
For further information or advice, please contact our licensing team or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order for gambling activity to take place in any public premises within our boundary, the following licences will be required and can be obtained from the Gambling Commission:
- operating licence
- personal licence (subject to circumstance)
- premises licence.
In addition, a premises licence must also be obtained. Under the Act, we are responsible for dealing with the following applications:
- betting offices
- race tracks
- bingo halls
- adult gaming centres
- licensed family entertainment centres.
We also issues permits for gaming and gaming machines in clubs, unlicensed family entertainment centres and gaming machines in pubs or other alcohol licensed premises.