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The Gambling Act is a regulatory system to govern the provision of all gambling in Great Britain, other than the National Lottery and spread betting.
The Gambling Commission| is a unified regulator for gambling in Great Britain. The Commission and licensing authorities share between them responsibility for matters previously regulated by licensing justices.
On 5 December 2006 the statement of gambling policy was adopted by full council. The policy statement has been drawn up in accordance with guidance issued by the Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) and followed a consultation period.
The purpose of the statement of gambling policy| is to show how the council as a licensing authority will promote the three licensing objectives of the Act in carrying out its functions. The three licensing objects are:
The Council will continually review its policy with full consultation every 3 years.
Premises licences are granted by licensing authorities and authorise the provision of facilities on:
For more information see the premises licence guidance| notes.
Application forms |(DCMS website) must be submitted to the licensing authority and to responsible authorities|. The fees for premises licences are set by the DCMS and are reviewed by them on a regular basis. Please see our Guidance for premises licence applications.
In addition to premises licences the local authority is also responsible for issuing permits for:
Application forms |can be obtained from the DCMS website.
Bournemouth Borough Council also registers
and gives goodwill advice on
If in doubt on any of the above licences, permits or registrations you should seek independent legal advice.
The fees| for premises licences, permits and registration.
Further information is available form the Gambling Commission on the following:
Casino Nights |
Race Nights |
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