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The Gambling Act 2005 - Statement of Gambling Licensing Policy

Meeting: 13/07/2022 - Council (Item 31)

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To consider the Council’s Statement of Gambling Licensing Policy.

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Minutes:

Councillor Helen Ladhams, Chair of the Licensing and Licensing Regulatory Committees, presented a report on the Statement of Gambling Licensing Policy (Gambling Act 2005). She informed Members that the revised Policy had been completed with a formal public consultation policy having been undertaken in line with Regulation 7 of The Gambling Act 2005 (Licensing Authority Policy Statement) (England and Wales) Regulations 2005 as well as consultation with the Overview and Scrutiny Committee at the March 2022 meeting.

 

She noted that the Licensing Regulatory Committee, at the 4 July 2022 meeting had recommended that the revised Policy be adopted by Council.

 

The revision to the policy sought to support and strengthen the three Gambling Licensing Objectives, namely:-

 

(1)        Preventing gambling from being source of crime or disorder, being associated with crime or disorder or being used to support crime;

 

(2)        Ensuring that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way;

 

(3)        Protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling.

 

RESOLVED – That

 

(1         the contents of the report be noted;

 

(2)        the recommendation from the Overview and Scrutiny Committee dated 4 March 2022, that the revised Statement of Gambling Licensing Policy be adopted following the public consultation, and consideration of any comments received be noted;

 

(3)        the recommendation from The Licensing Regulatory Committee, that the revised Statement of Gambling Licensing Policy be adopted following their meeting on 4 July 2022 be noted; and

 

(4)        the Statement of Gambling Licensing Policy attached at appendix 1 to the report be adopted.