Gambling Act 2005
Under the Gambling Act 2005 Cotswold District Council is responsible for issuing and enforcing licences, permits and notifications. Our duties as Licensing Authority are to;
- Licence premises for gambling activities (e.g. betting shops);
- Consider notices given for temporary use of premises for gambling;
- Grant permits for gaming and gaming machines in clubs;
- Regulate gaming and gaming machines in alcohol licensed premises;
- Grant permits to family entertainment centres;
- Grant permits for prize gaming;
- Consider occasional use notices for betting at tracks;
- Register small society lotteries.
Further information on each of these different types of licence can be found via the links to the left of this page.
The Gambling Act 2005 sets down three licensing objectives, which the Council's Statement of Principles must promote. When the Council grants licences it can only apply conditions which promote the same three objectives:
- Preventing gambling from being a source of crime or disorder, being associated with crime for 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
Statement of Principles
In order to comply with the Gambling Act 2005, the Council has published a Statement of Principles after consulting with licence holders, residents, businesses and other interested parties. The Policy will form the basis for decisions when determining an application for a Licence under the Gambling Act 2005.
The Statement of Principles:
- was published following approval by Full Council on 12th December 2006
- came into force on 30th April 2007
- can be viewed on the Council’s website www.cotswold.gov.uk
Please see links below for full details on the Council's Statement of Gambling Policy.
Download related documents
Gambling Act Statement of Priciples December 2009
This document is available for download in the following format(s):
Cotswold District Council, Trinity Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 1PX
Telephone: 01285 623 000
Fax: 01285 623 910