Gambling Statement of Principles – Consultation

Review of our Gambling Statement of Principles

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead is a Licensing Authority under the Gambling Act 2005. This gives the council responsibility for issuing licences and a range of permits to gambling premises. Every three years we are required to review our approach to this which is set out in our Gambling Statement of Principles.

Since 2007 the council’s Licensing Panel has been responsible for granting premises licences for:

  • Bingo premises.
  • Betting premises, including tracks (for e.g. horse 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 they take into consideration the following licensing objectives:

  • To prevent gambling from being a source of crime and disorder, being associated with crime and 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.

We would like your views on our draft document

The Gambling Act 2005 (section 349) requires us to review our Gambling Statement of Principles every three years. This statement sets out the principles that a Licensing Authority proposes to apply when exercising their functions under the Gambling Act 2005.

We welcome this opportunity to receive your views on this draft Statement. All comments will be considered and used to help shape the final statement, which will be considered at the Licensing Panel meeting on Tuesday 8 January 2019.

Should you have any comments about this draft statement, please send them via email or letter by Tuesday 11 December 2018 to the following address:

Licensing Team, Town Hall, St Ives Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1RF or
Email: [email protected]

Gambling statement of principles draft document