The Gambling Act 2005 creates a new system of licensing and regulation for commercial gambling in this country.

Amongst other changes, it gives to local authorities new and extended responsibilities for licensing premises for gambling. In some cases (such as gaming machine arcades), those build on existing responsibilities. But in other major areas, including betting, casino gaming and bingo, they transfer to local authorities responsibilities, which previously lay with local licensing justices.

Revised Gambling Policy

Each licensing authority is required to revise, consult on and publish a Gambling policy every three years to set out the proposed principles to apply in exercising its licensing functions under the Act.

The revised Gambling Policy has been published on the 14th December 2015 and shall come into effect on 31st January 2016. In the meantime the current Gambling Policy will remain in force.

Further information regarding the Gambling Act as well as the Council's new and current Gambling Policies can be viewed here:

Statement of Gambling Policy

Hard copies of the document area available by contacting:

The Licensing Section
Ceredigion County Council
Public Protection Team
Neuadd Cyngor Ceredigion
SA46 0PA

Tel: 01545 572179