Gambling Act 2005

Gambling Policy 2019

An updated version of the Gambling Policy Statement of Principles 2019 – 2022 was published on the 2 January 2019 and will come into effect on 1 February 2019. For more information view the Gambling Policy Notice.

2. The licensing objectives

The licensing objectives under the Gambling Act 2005 are:

  • preventing gambling from being a source of crime or disorder, being associated with crime or disorder or being used to support crime
  • ensuring that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way
  • protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling