The current Gambling Act Statement of Principles was approved by the Council on 25th February 2019 and will last three years but may be reviewed from time to time.

Objecting to licences

Local residents, ward Councillors, resident associations and local businesses or business groups may make representations to the Local Authority about the grant or change of a licence.  The responsible authorities – Police, Fire Service, Environmental Health, Planning and the Safeguarding Children Board may also make representations or object.

Operating licences

Operating Licences are issued by the Gambling Commission and are required for individuals and companies who intend to provide facilities for certain types of gambling, for example casino operating licence, bingo operating licence or a gaming machine operating licence. The Gambling Commission also deals with personal licences for operators.

Race nights

Generally speaking you would not need a licence to hold a race night to raise money for charity. For more information on organising a race night, please visit the Gambling Commission’s Race Nights page.