Consultation on Hackney’s draft revised gambling Statement of Principles

Closed 29 Aug 2021

Opened 6 Aug 2021


Hackney Council is the Licensing Authority under the Gambling Act 2005. This gives the Council responsibility for issuing gambling premises licences and a range of permits to local operators.

Why your views matter

Since 2007 the Council’s Licensing Committee has been responsible for granting premises licences for:

  • Bingo premises
  • Betting premises, including tracks (for e.g. horse or dog racing)
  • Amusement arcades
  • As well as issuing a range of permits and notices for gambling activities.

The Act makes clear that when Licensing Authorities are carrying out their duties to licence premises and issue permits, they have to bear the following licensing objectives in mind:

  • To prevent gambling from being a source of crime or disorder, being associated with crime or disorder or being used to support crime;
  • To ensure that gambling is carried out in a fair and open way;
  • To protect children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling.

To view the draft revised gambling Statement of Principles please click here.


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