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Cambridge City Council

Statement of gambling principles consultation

Consultation open from 16 August to 11.59pm on 14 November 2021.

The Gambling Act 2005 affects anybody operating premises or organising events that involve commercial gambling.

As the local licensing authority, we are required to carry out our functions under the act with a view to promoting three licensing objectives. These objectives are:

  • 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.
  • Ensuring that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way.
  • Protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling.

The act requires us to determine and publish a statement of principles that sets out how we will administer our duties. We last did this in January 2019 and have drafted a new statement to publish in January 2022.

Have your say

We want to hear your opinions about the draft statement. We are running a 12-week consultation so you can tell us what you think.

Send your comments to us at commercial@cambridge.gov.uk. If you prefer, you can write to us at Commercial and Licensing team, Cambridge City Council, PO Box 700, Cambridge CB1 0JH. Please mark your correspondence ‘Statement of principles consultation response’.

The consultation closes at 11.59pm on 14 November 2021. We will consider all comments we receive before this time – your responses will help us determine the final content of the statement.

If you have any questions about the statement or consultation, contact us at commercial@cambridge.gov.uk or 01223 457818.

Next steps

After making any necessary amendments to the draft, we will present the final version to the Licensing Committee for approval.

We will publish the final statement and results of the consultation in January 2022.