Gambling

Gambling Act 2005 Premises Licences and Permits

The Gambling Act 2005 Policy [pdf document]

The Gambling Act 2005 gives Councils the responsibility for licensing premises where gambling/gaming takes place.  These include:

  • Casinos
  • Bingo halls
  • Betting shops 
  • Amusement arcades

In addition the Council is responsible for a range of permits such as licensed premises gaming machine permits, club gaming permits/gaming machine permits and small society lotteries

The 2005 Act requires Councils to produce, consult upon and publish a gambling Policy which indicates how the Council will deal with such applications. 

Applications should be made to the Licensing Section Town Hall Darlington DL1 5QT

The Gambling Act 2005 policy, which is known as the Statement of Principles [pdf document] is required to be revised every 3 years, The latest Policy document was approved by Council on 26 November 2009 for publication on 03 January 2010.

Premises Licences

Provisional Statements