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Gambling Act policy

The Gambling Act 2005

The Gambling Act 2005 aims to promote three key licensing objectives to enable more freedom for business operators and customers, while clamping down on crime and disorder and protecting children and the vulnerable.

The key objectives 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 Gambling Commission is responsible for granting operating and personal licences for commercial gambling and personnel working in the gambling industry. North Herts Council is responsible for licensing premises in North Hertfordshire.

The Licensing Authority is required under the Gambling Act 2005 to maintain a public register in relation to all applications received under the Act.

Statement of Licensing Principles

(Licensing Authority Policy Statement) (England & Wales) Regulations 2006

On 22nd November 2018, North Hertfordshire District Council adopted its Statement of Principles issued under section 349 of the Gambling Act 2005.

The Statement of Principles will have effect from 3rd January 2019.

The published Statement of Principles can be viewed below.

The document can be inspected between 9.00am and 5.00pm, by prior arrangement at North Hertfordshire District Council, Council Offices, Gernon Road, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, SG6 3JF upon request. Appointments can be made by contacting 01462 474000.

Dated: 3rd December 2018