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Gambling Licensing Policy Statement

Gambling Licensing Policy Statement

Gambling Act 2005

Notice of publication of Statement of Principles 2013-2016

Gambling Act 2005 (Licensing Authority Policy Statement) (England & Wales) Regulations 2006

Notice is hereby given that in pursuance of Section 349 of the Gambling Act 2005 and in accordance with The Gambling Act 2005 (Licensing Authority Policy Statement) (England and Wales) Regulations 2006, Braintree District Council (the Council) will publish on 8th May 2013 a revised Statement of Gambling Act Policy, that is proposed to be applied by the Council in the exercise of their licensing functions under the Gambling Act 2005.

The said revised Statement of Gambling Act Policy shall come into effect on 5th June 2013. The Statement is available for download and will be available for inspection Monday to Friday 9.00 to 17.00 at the Council’s Offices at Causeway House, Bocking End, Braintree, Essex CM7 9HB.

The revised Statement of Gambling Act Policy is also available for inspection at Braintree, Witham and Halstead libraries.

Copies of the revised Statement of Gambling Act Policy may also be requested by contacting the Licensing team.

Gambling Premises

In 2007 Braintree District Council became the Premises Licensing Authority for gambling activity throughout the Braintree District, working in partnership with the National Gambling Regulator, The Gambling Commission.

The Gambling Licensing Policy is a statement of the principles Braintree District Council applies when deciding to approve or reject licence applications for gambling outlets.

A copy of the policy can be downloaded from the related downloads section of this page. A hard copy of the policy document can be obtained on request from the Licensing team.

Gambling Premises

In order for gambling activity to take place in any public premises within the Braintree District, the following licences are required:

  • A Personal Licence (issued by the Gambling Commission)
  • An Operating Licence (issued by the Gambling Commission)
  • A Premises Licence (issued by Braintree District Council)

Gambling Commission responsibilities

As well as issuing the above licences the Gambling commission is responsible for issuing codes of practice and investigating illegal gambling.

Braintree District Council responsibilities

Braintree District Council are the authority responsible for approving or rejecting applications for Premises Licences in respect of:

  • Betting Offices
  • Race Tracks
  • Casinos
  • Bingo Halls
  • Adult Gaming Centres
  • Family Entertainment Centres

Braintree District Council are also responsible for the issue of permits for gaming machines in Members' Clubs and Licensed Premises