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Gambling Policy

Statement of Principles/ Gambling Policy

Swale Borough Council is the Licensing Authority under the provisions of the Gambling Act 2005 and responsible for the administration and enforcement of Premises Licences and Permits under the Act.

The Act authorises the use of premises for any of the following gambling activities:

And the use of Gaming Machines in conjunction the following permits:

Under the Gambling Act 2005, the Local Authority must prepare a written Statement of Principles, and have regard to the guidance issued by the Gambling Commission (May 2009). This Statement of Principles sets out how the council will carry out its licensing functions with a view to promoting the three licensing objective:

This draft Statement of Principles is proposed to supersede the existing Gambling Policy. The approach taken and principles applied were:

Download the Policy

You can download the current Gambling Policy document below:

Notice for Statement of Principles

Download our notice for the Statement or Principles.

Gambling Act Statement of Principles

Download our Gambling Act Statement or Principles.
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