Gambling Act 2005

The Gambling Commission is responsible for issuing operating licences and personal licences as well as for the regulation of remote gambling including gambling via the Internet, a phone, TV, computer etc.

Our main responsibilities are to:

In determining premises licence applications, we will be guided by codes of practice and guidance issued by the Gambling Commission, together with our own Gambling Policy and three licensing objectives:

  • preventing gambling from being a source of crime or disorder, being associated with crime or 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.