Gambling Act 2005
REVISED STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES
Notice is hereby given that this Licensing Authority’s Statement of Principles will be published on 11 December 2018 and will come into effect on 31 January 2019.
The Statement of Principles may be viewed from the publication date Gambling Act – Adopted Statement of Principles 2019 [704kb] and may be inspected from that date at the offices of the Licensing Authority at Boston Borough Council, Municipal Buildings, West Street, Boston, PE21 8QR
Principal Licensing & Land Charges Officer
The Gambling Act 2005 replaces most of the existing laws about gambling in Great Britain and replaces it with an improved, more comprehensive structure of gambling regulation. It transfers the responsibility for gaming premises from the Magistrates to the Licensing Authority and increases the powers of the Gambling Commission.
The Act requires Licensing Authorities to prepare and publish every three years, a Statement of Principles which outlines the principles which they propose to apply when exercising their functions.
The Gambling Policy is similar to that required by the Licensing Act 2003 and must follow procedures set out in the Act, including whom they consult.
The Licensing Authority’s main functions are:
- To issue Premises Licences for Casinos, Betting Offices and Race Tracks, Bingo Clubs, Adult Gaming Centres, and Family Entertainment Centres.
- To grant Permits for Gaming Machines in members’ clubs and licensed premises, Prize Gaming and Unlicensed Family Entertainment Centres.
- To authorise the temporary use of premises for gambling
- To register Small Society Lotteries.
There are three Licensing Objectives which underpin the Gambling Act:-
- 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 conducted in a fair and open way;
- To protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling.
We are required by law to protect your privacy and inform you how your information may be used.The Licensing team collect your personal information to process and manage your Licence Application or Notice
Some of your information may be made available on a publicly available register and provided on our website as required by relevant legislation.
The information provided by you may also be used for legitimate reasons by other departments of Boston Borough Council and other lawful agencies.
These reasons may include but are not limited to: prevention of crime, detection of fraud and public safety
In some cases information relating to your applications may be requested under the Freedom of Information Act, this council will review these requests to consider if it is lawful to comply.
The Council takes your privacy seriously. The Council is the Data Controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulations 2018.
If you want to know more about the information we have about you, or the way we use your information please contact the Council.