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Gambling policy consultation

Gambling has changed in recent years

Traditional methods of gambling like betting shops are being replaced by online gambling.

The Council recognises we have a role to play in minimizing the harmful effects of gambling.

The Gambling Commission [external link] regulates online gambling.

We will introduce a revised gambling policy in January 2022. We review the policy every three years.

There are few changes as there have been no legislative changes in the last three years.

View our new Statement of Principles for the Gambling Act 2005 (Gambling Policy) [pdf document].

Please read the document and let us hear your views.

Do you need information, advice or support for anyone harmed by gambling? Contact GamCare free on 0808 820 133 or by visiting the GamCare website [external link].

Runs from:
17/08/2021 to 19/09/2021
Business and Licensing

Colin Dobson, Licensing Manager

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