The Gambling Act removes from licensing justices all responsibility for granting gaming and betting permissions. Instead, the Gambling Commission and Licensing authorities will between them assume responsibility.
The Commission will be responsible for granting operating and personal licences to commercial gambling operators and personnel working in the industry. It will also regulate certain lottery managers and promoters. The Licensing Authority (Crawley Borough Council) will have responsibility for the licensing of the premises within their area where such activity will take place.
The Act comprehensively updates existing gambling laws that are several decades old, providing new powers and protections for both new and old forms of gambling. It contains three licensing objectives. They are:
As Licensing Authority, Crawley Borough Council will issue premises licenses for:
We will also issue permits for:
In addition, we will endorse temporary use notices and issue provisional statements.
In general, the Licensing Authority that issued the premises licence or permit will be responsible for monitoring that premises and taking any appropriate action.
Crawley Borough Council has developed a policy on how it will deal with application under the Act.
If you wish to find out more information on the different authorisations please click on the appropriate link below or contact the Licensing Team using the details on the right.
www.culture.gov.uk – Department for Culture, Media and Sport explains the Gambling Act 2005.
www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk – The Gambling Commission
tel: (01293) 438289
fax: (01293) 438604
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