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Consultation on the Statement of Gambling Principles under the Gambling Act 2005

Consultation runs from 25 May 2018, 12:01am to 17 August 2018, 11:59pm

Introduction and background

The Gambling Act 2005 affects anyone operating premises or organising events that involve commercial gambling.  Cambridge City Council (the Licensing Authority) is required to carry out its functions under the Gambling Act 2005 with a view to promoting the three licensing objectives, which are:

(a)      Preventing gambling from being a source of crime or disorder, being associated with crime or disorder or being used to support crime, prevention of crime and disorder, public safety, the prevention of public nuisance and the protection of children from harm;

(b)      Ensuring that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way; and

(c)      Protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling

The Council is required to determine and publish a Statement of Principles under the Gambling Act 2005 that sets out how we will administer our duties under the Act. 

The City Council is undertaking a 12 week public consultation on the review of the policy. This will take place between 25 May 2018 and 17 August 2018.

As part of the consultation process, we are contacting everyone that is likely to be affected and are seeking feedback from the local community.

Consultation information

Please send your comments on the draft policy [PDF, 1MB]to: or Commercial & Licensing Team, Environmental Services, PO Box 700, Cambridge CB1 0JH.


If you have any questions about this consultation, contact Commercial and Licensing Team, Environmental Services at or 01223 457890.

Post any correspondence to Commercial and Licensing Team, Environmental Services, Cambridge City Council, PO Box 700, Cambridge CB1 0JH.

Additional information and documents

Next steps

Decision to be made by Licensing Committee in October 2018