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Licence - gambling

The Gambling Act 2005 came into force on 1 September 2007. The aim of the Gambling Act is to comprehensively update the existing Gambling Laws. It offers new powers and protections for new and old forms of gambling.

Its three objectives are:

  • keeping gambling crime free;
  • making sure that gambling is fair and open;
  • protecting children and vulnerable adults.

Apart from the National Lottery and spread betting, gaming and betting is regulated by the Gambling Commission, whose duties include licensing the operators and individuals involved in providing gaming and betting facilities.

Allerdale Borough Council has become a licensing authority under the Gambling Act and has a duty to licence premises where gambling is to take place and to licence certain other activities (such as registering small society lotteries).

We issue premises licences for:

  • Betting offices and race tracks
  • Bingo clubs
  • Adult gaming centres (AGC)
  • Family entertainment centre (FEC)

We issue permits for:

  • Gaming machines in alcohol-licensed premises, such as pubs
  • Gaming machines for members clubs
  • Gaming in members clubs
  • Unlicensed family entertainment centres
  • Prize gaming

There is a new system of Temporary Use Notices, Occasional Use Notices. These authorise premises that are not licensed generally for gambling purposes to be used for certain types of gambling for limited periods. We also issue small society lotteries and provisional statements.

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Gambling Policy - Statement of Principles 2016-19

The Gambling Act requires all Licensing Authorities to prepare, consult on and publish a Statement of Gambling Policy every three years setting out how the authority will manage the licensing of gambling premises. The Council has recently concluded its review of the policy and the amended version is published below and will be effective from 31 January 2016.

Downloadable Documents

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File nameSizeApproximate Download time
Microsoft Word formatGA01 - Application for Premises Licence in Word format382 Kb55 secs @ 56k, 2 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerGA01 - Application for Premises Licence in PDF format69 Kb10 secs @ 56k, 0 secs @ 2mb
Microsoft Word formatGA02 - Premises Licence Vessel in Word format384 Kb55 secs @ 56k, 2 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerGA02 - Premises Licence Vessel in PDF format71 Kb10 secs @ 56k, 0 secs @ 2mb
Microsoft Word formatGA03 - Provisional Statement Standard in Word format377 Kb54 secs @ 56k, 2 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerGA03 - Provisional Statement Standard in PDF format67 Kb10 secs @ 56k, 0 secs @ 2mb
Microsoft Word formatGA04 - Provisional Statement Vessel in Word format379 Kb54 secs @ 56k, 2 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerGA04 - Provisional Statement Vessel in PDF format67 Kb10 secs @ 56k, 0 secs @ 2mb
Microsoft Word formatGA05 - Notice of Application for a Premises Licence Form A - Single applicants only in Word format317 Kb45 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerGA05 - Notice of Application for a Premises Licence Form A - Single applicants only in PDF format36 Kb5 secs @ 56k, 0 secs @ 2mb
Microsoft Word formatGA06 - Notice of Application for a Premises Licence Form B - Joint Applicants in Word format329 Kb47 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerGA06 - Notice of Application for a Premises Licence Form B - Joint Applicants in PDF format40 Kb6 secs @ 56k, 0 secs @ 2mb
Microsoft Word formatGA07 - Notice of Application for Provisional Statement Form A - Single Applicant only in Word format315 Kb45 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerGA07 - Notice of Application for Provisional Statement Form A - Single Applicant only in PDF format35 Kb5 secs @ 56k, 0 secs @ 2mb
Microsoft Word formatGA08 - Notice of Application for Provisional Statement Form B - Joint Applicants in Word format327 Kb47 secs @ 56k, 1 sec @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerGA08 - Notice of Application for Provisional Statement Form B - Joint Applicants in PDF format40 Kb6 secs @ 56k, 0 secs @ 2mb
Microsoft Word formatGambling Policy 2013 in Word format1193 Kb2 mins 50 secs @ 56k, 5 secs @ 2mb
Microsoft Word formatNotification of publication of Gambling Policy 2013 in Word format25 Kb4 secs @ 56k, 0 secs @ 2mb
Microsoft Word formatNotice of Publication of Statement of Principles 2016 in Word format28 Kb4 secs @ 56k, 0 secs @ 2mb
Adobe PDF format - download the viewerStatement of Principles (Gambling Policy) 2016-19 in PDF format798 Kb1 min 54 secs @ 56k, 3 secs @ 2mb

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