The Gambling Act

The Gambling Act 2005 deals with Gaming, Lotteries and Betting.

Statement of Principles

The Gambling Act 2005 requires Local Authorities to publish a Statement of Principles. Our Statement of Principles lists the three licensing objectives.


Information on running a lottery can be found on our dedicated page.

Gambling Premises Licences

Premises Licences are  issued by us and include: Casino, Bingo, Adult Gaming Centre, Family Entertainment Centre and Betting Premises licences

Gambling Permits

The Gambling Act introduced a range of permits for gaming machines, which are granted by us.