Gambling Act 2005
BOSTON BOROUGH COUNCIL
GAMBLING ACT 2005
REVISED STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES
Notice is hereby given that this Licensing Authority's Statement of Principles will be published on 15 December 2015 and will come into effect on 11 January 2016.
The Statement of Principles may be inspected from the publication date at the offices of the Licensing Authority at Boston Borough Council, Municipal Buildings, West Street, Boston, PE21 8QR. Alternatively a copy may be viewed on line here Gambling Act Statement of Principles 2016 [599kb]
Principal Licensing & Land Charges Officer
Boston Borough Council consulted on it's revised Statement of Principles between 24 September and 20 November 2015. A copy of the responses received can be viewed here Gambling Policy Responses [1Mb].
The Gambling Act 2005 replaces most of the existing laws about gambling in Great Britain and replaces it with an improved, more comprehensive structure of gambling regulation. It transfers the responsibility for gaming premises from the Magistrates to the Licensing Authority and increases the powers of the Gambling Commission.
The Act requires Licensing Authorities to prepare and publish every three years, a Statement of Principles which outlines the principles which they propose to apply when exercising their functions.
The Gambling Policy is similar to that required by the Licensing Act 2003 and must follow procedures set out in the Act, including whom they consult.
The Licensing Authority's main functions are:
- To issue Premises Licences for Casinos, Betting Offices and Race Tracks, Bingo Clubs, Adult Gaming Centres, and Family Entertainment Centres.
- To grant Permits for Gaming Machines in members' clubs and licensed premises, Prize Gaming and Unlicensed Family Entertainment Centres.
- To authorise the temporary use of premises for gambling
- To register Small Society Lotteries.
There are three Licensing Objectives which underpin the Gambling Act:-
- To prevent gambling from being a source of crime or disorder, being associated with crime or disorder, or being used to support crime;
- To ensure that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way;
- To protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling.
|[86kb]||Club Machine Permit Guidance notes||Guidance notes for holders of a club machine permit|
|[141kb]||Club Gaming permit application form||Form to apply for a club machine permit or a club gaming permit|
|[60kb]||Gambling Commission Code of Practice||Code of practice issued by the Gambling Commission|
|[599kb]||Gambling Act Statement of Principles 2016||Gambling Act Statement of Principles 2016|
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