Comment on a gambling licence
The Gambling Act 2005 has 3 objectives:
- keeping gambling crime-free
- making sure that gambling is fair and open
- protecting children and vulnerable adults
How to comment on a gambling licence
Anyone can have a say about licensing decisions. Your comments can be either positive or negative. Making comments is also known as making representations.
- comment on a new licence or change of licence application
- ask for a review of an existing licence or comment on a licence review
Submit a comment
You must be an interested party and your comments must be relevant.
Please send your comments to email@example.com. You may ask a representative, such as a councillor or chamber of commerce, to write on your behalf.
Comments can only be made by interested parties or a responsible authority such as the police.
An interested party is someone who:
- lives sufficiently close to the premises to be affected by the proposed activities
- has business interests that might be affected by the proposed activities
- represents people in either of the above groups (eg lawyer, accountant, councillor, community association, chamber of commerce etc)
Your comments must be relevant and cannot be about:
- gambling generally
- planning issues, which should be addressed to our planning team
- anti-social behaviour issues, which should be reported to the police (external link)
They should relate to one or more of the following:
- the Gambling Commission’s codes of practice (external link)
- the Gambling Commission’s guidance to licensing authorities (external link)
- the three gambling objectives (see above)
- our gambling policy statement
Current licence applications
Please see our list of current licence applications.
Please see our list of gambling licences currently under review.
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