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The Gambling Act 2005 introduced procedures which significantly affect the administration of gambling in this country.

We became a licensing authority under the act. We are also responsible for dealing with applications for premises licences, permits, occasional use notices and temporary use notices for gambling activities within the Borough.

Gambling Policy Statement Consultation

Runnymede 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.

Under the Gambling Act 2005, the local authority must prepare a written Statement of Policy, and have regard to the guidance issued by the Gambling Commission.

This Policy sets out how the council will carry out its licensing functions with a view to promoting the three licensing objectives:

  • preventing gambling from being a source of crime and disorder, being associated with crime and disorder, or being used to support crime;
  • ensuring that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way; and
  • protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling.

The act requires the council to prepare a Policy every three years.

The current Policy covers the period 16 August 2015 to 15 August 2018



The Gambling Commission's licence conditions and codes of practice

This document sets out the Gambling Commission's general licence conditions and associated code of practice provisions (LCCP) under the Gambling Act 2005 (the Act).

  • Gaming machines

    We can grant permits to regulate gaming machines for premises which provide a gambling facility, without gambling being the main function of the premises.

  • Running a small society lottery

    A small society lottery is one which is promoted on behalf of a non-commercial society - such as a charity or similar non-profit making organisation - to raise funds.

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