Gambling Act 2005: policy review feedback

The Gambling Act 2005 requires the council, acting as the Licensing Authority, to prepare and publish a Statement of Policy and Principles at least every three years. We held a 12 week consultation and engaged with residents, local businesses, associated trade bodies, responsible authorities and other stakeholders.

Thank you to the 108 people who got involved and had their say on the Gambling Act policy.

We asked

We asked local people for their views on the existing Gambling Act policy, particularly the existing ‘no casino’ resolution within the document.

You said

305 people visited the survey webpage and 108 completed the consultation.

‘No casino’ resolution
80% of respondents said that they did not think casinos should be permitted in the borough.

Gaming machines
Respondents largely agreed with the draft policy.

Local area profile
As part of the Gambling Act Policy consultation, the council produced a map of existing licensed gambling venues, education facilities, children’s centres and drug and alcohol services. Respondents generally agreed with the content of this profile.

We did

‘No casino’ resolution
Members of the Licensing Committee agreed to keep this resolution.

Gaming machines
Members of the Licensing Committee agreed with the draft policy on gaming machines.

Local area profile
Members of the Licensing Committee agreed with the area profile.

On Tuesday 30 October, the draft Gambling Act policy was approved at Licensing Committee.

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