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Gambling Act 2005

Gambling Act 2005

West Lindsey District Council Gambling Act 2005

Statement of principles

The Gambling Act requires Licensing Authorities to prepare and publish every three years, a Statement of Principles which outlines the principles which they propose to apply when exercising their functions. The Gambling Policy is similar to that required by the Licensing Act 2003 and must follow procedures set out in the Act, including whom they consult.

The Licensing Authority’s main functions will be:

  • To issue Premises Licences for Casinos, Betting Offices and Race Tracks, Bingo Clubs, Adult Gaming Centres, and Family Entertainment Centres.
  • To grant Permits for Gaming Machines in members’ clubs and licensed premises, Prize Gaming and Unlicensed Family Entertainment Centres.
  • To authorise the temporary use of premises for gambling
  • To register Small Society Lotteries.

There are three Licensing Objectives which underpin the Gambling Act:-

  • To prevent gambling from being a source of crime or disorder, being associated with crime or disorder, or being used to support crime;
  • To ensure that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way;
  • To protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling.

West Lindsey District Council’s Statement of Principles

The Gambling Act 2005 requires all licensing authorities to prepare, consult and publish a three-year licensing policy known as a Statement of Principles. The Statement underlines the principles the council will apply in exercising their functions under the Gambling Act.

The Statement of Principles can be viewed via the Downloads section. Alternatively you can also view a hard copy at West Lindsey District Council Offices, Guildhall, Marshall’s Yard, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 2NA.

Application Forms and Policy

These can be downloaded via the Downloads section.

Licensing

West Lindsey District Council
Guildhall, Marshall's Yard
Gainsborough
Lincolnshire
DN21 2NA

Email:  licensing.2003@west-lindsey.gov.uk

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