The Gambling Act 2005 introduced procedures which significantly affect the administration of gambling in this country. You can read more about Gambling, gaming machines and lotteries on the Gambling Commissions website Licensees Hub (

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 Licensing 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
  • 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 is in force till 30 January 2025

PDF icon Statement of Gambling Policy 2022 - 2025

The Gambling Commission's licence conditions and codes of practice

This document sets out the Gambling Commission's general licence conditions under the Gambling Act 2005 (the Act).

Get in touch about licensing

The quickest way to contact us is by using our online forms which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need to speak to us give us a call during office hours and talk to our Customer Services team who will be happy to help.