Gambling Act 2005 - Statement of principles - Gambling Policy 2022

A policy is required to address the three licensing objectives of the new Act, which are:

  • Preventing gambling from being a source of crime or 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 persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling

The council's policy must be reviewed and re-published every three years. The Policy was last published April 2022.  Please click on the link below to view the policy:

Download the Gambling Act 2005 Statement of Principles

If you are looking to apply for a licence, please read the Guidance for License Applicants

If you would like a printed copy, please email