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Gambling permit information

Gambling premises are regulated by the Gambling Act 2005. The Gambling Act came into force on 1st September 2007. Its purpose is to strengthen the protection for consumers who take part in gambling and also to reduce the amount of regulation for those running gambling activities.

The Gambling Act 2005 sets three licensing objectives:

  1. Preventing gambling from being a source of crime or disorder, associated with crime or disorder or used to support crime.
  2. Ensuring that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way.
  3. Protecting children and other vulnerable people from being harmed or exploited by gambling.