Licensing

Gambling Act 2005 – Statement of Principles consultation

Gambling operators require an operating licence and any relevant personal licences from the Gambling Commission.

Operators have to obtain a premises licence from the council and any decisions made by either body must be made in accordance with the three licensing objectives:

  • Preventing gambling from being a source of crime and disorder
  • Ensuring that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way, and
  • Protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling.

The Act requires licensing authorities to produce and publish a Statement of Principles that sets out how the licensing authority intends to exercise its functions under the Act and guidance issued by the Gambling Commission.

Hyndburn Council is consulting on its Gambling Act 2005 Statement of Policy for 2016 to 2019.

The closing date for submitting consultation responses is 10th October 2016.

Any comments you forward to the licensing authority should clearly state your name, any organisation or persons you may be responding on behalf of and your address. It would also be helpful if you would give a brief description of any specific interest you have in gambling matters (for example you may be involved in some capacity with existing gambling premises, vulnerable persons/children’s groups, or be an individual or business affected by gambling premises near to you).

Download our Policy Documentation