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Gambling Act 2005

The Gambling Act is a regulatory system to govern the provision of all gambling in Great Britain, other than the National Lottery and Spread Betting. Responsibility for the regulation of Gambling is shared between the Gambling Commission and Local authorities.

Premises licences are granted by local authorities and  we can receive applications under the Gambling Act 2005 from:

  • amusement arcades
  • casinos
  • bookmakers
  • tracks and sporting sites
  • bingo halls
  • pubs/clubs wanting to have gaming machines

Our Statement of Principle document explains how we intend to carry out our functions under the Gambling Act 2005 and will be reviewed every 3 years.

If you require further information about the Gambling Act 2005 you can contact us by e-mail or telephone us and ask to speak to a licensing officer.

Copies of the Gambling Act 2005 can be obtained from the Stationery Office bookshops. Information about the Act is also available from the Department for Culture Media and Sport.

Contact us


01202 261700

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18001 01202 261700

Environmental Services
Unit 1
Newfields Business Park
2 Stinsford Road
BH17 0NF