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Gambling Policy (Gambling Act 2005)

The Gambling Act 2005 made local authorities responsible for the licensing of premises where gambling takes place, including casinos, betting shops, bingo halls, tracks, pubs and clubs, and amusement arcades.

The Act requires each local authority to produce, consult upon and publish a Statement of Principles, to be reviewed every 3 years, indicating how they will deal with applications for gambling licences in their area.

The Gambling Act 2005 gives local authorities the responsibility for licensing premises where gambling takes place. These premises include Casinos, Betting Shops, Bingo Halls, Tracks, Pubs and Clubs and Amusement Arcades.  The Act requires each local authority to produce, consult upon and publish a Statement of Principles, to be reviewed every 3 years, indicating how they will deal with applications in their area. 

As it is almost 3 years since the latest Policy was published, the public are invited, as part of the consultation exercise, to comment on the revised draft Statement of Principles

The Council is initially minded to retain its current Statement without substantive amendment with the addition of information relating to gambling as a public health risk and the addition of local area profile

A copy of the draft Statement of Principles is available online or from the Council’s Licensing Section (Tel. 01642 728010 or email licensing@middlesbrough.gov.uk).

Please forward any comments to Middlesbrough Council, Licensing Section, PO Box 504, Civic Centre, Middlesbrough TS1 9FZ or to licensing@middlesbrough.gov.uk

Any comments regarding the policy must be received by 12 noon on Friday 21 September 2018. 

The council's current gambling policy (Statement of Principles) is available to view, and covers the period January 2016 - January 2019.

Gambling license application forms

Application for a provisional statement  
Application for a premises licence Application to vary a premises licence
Application for a premises licence transitional conversion Application for reinstatement of a premises licence
 
Gaming permit

Notification of 2 or less gaming machines or gaming machine permit applications (i.e. for more than 2 machines) for conversion/new/variation/transfer

(For use by: premises licensed to supply alcohol for consumption on the premises)

Prize gaming permit

Application for the conversion or new grant/change of name of a prize gaming permit.

(For use by: those occupying/proposing to occupy premises where facilities for gaming with prizes will be made available)

Unlicensed family entertainment centre gaming machine permit

Application for the conversion or new grant/change of name of an unlicensed family entertainment centre gaming machine permit.

(For use by: occupiers/proposed occupiers of premises intended to be used by the applicant as unlicensed family entertainment centres)

 
Table of gambling licence application fees