This section includes information
on specific types of licences, the associated application process,
and further information on the Gambling Act 2005.
The Gambling Act 2005 reformed
gambling laws and confered new statutory licensing functions to the
Council. Since September 2007, Broxbourne Borough
Council has been responsible for issuing premises
licences and granting permits and notices. The Council is
responsible for issuing premises licences regarding:
- Bingo Halls
- Betting Shops
- Adult gaming centres
- Family entertainment centres
In addition, the Council issues the following permits and keeps the
following types of registrations:
- Club Gaming Permits
- Club Machine Permits
- Licensed (Alcohol) Premises Gaming Machine Permits
- Family Entertainment Centre Gaming Machine Permits
- Prize Gaming Permits
- Small Society Lotteries Registrations
The Act aims to promote three key objectives, which the Council
will bear in mind when exercising its functions under the Act,
- Preventing gambling from being a source of crime and disorder,
being associated with crime and disorder or being used to
- Ensuring that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way
- Protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being
harmed or exploited by gambling.
The Gambling Act 2005
also created the Gambling Commission, which
regulates commercial gambling in Britain. This
includes the online gaming/gambling industry which previously
was largely unregulated.
There are several ‘responsible
authorities’ under the Gambling Act 2005 who must be notified and
consulted with when an application is submitted. In addition the
Council has consulted on and published a statement of the
principles that it will apply when exercising its functions under
the Act. Details of this are available on the 'Statement of Principles' webpage.
Further information on gambling
matters can be found at the links below.
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