Gambling Act Policy Review 2021

Closes 15 Aug 2021

Opened 24 May 2021

Results expected 31 Jan 2022

Feedback expected 31 Jan 2022


One of the requirements of the Gambling Act 2005 is for the council to produce a Statement of Gambling Policy setting out how gambling will be regulated in Bristol.

The Gambling Act requires local authorities to review their policy every three years.

The current policy came into force on 31 January 2019.

Why we are consulting

The Council are required to review and publish a new policy by 31 January 2022.

As part of the review process a draft policy is available for consultation from 24 May 2021 to 15 August 2021 and we would be interested in receiving your comments.

The main changes to the draft policy are to reflect some minor amendments to legislation and wording of paragraphs in line with the updated Guidance For Licensing Authorities published by the Gambling Commission.

Give us your views

Please have a look at the background information and read the draft policy. 

Draft Gambling Policy 2021

Summary of Policy Changes

Draft Local Area Profile

Equality Impact Assessment

If you would like to comment on the changes, please email

Or in writing to:

Licensing team (Temple Street)

Bristol City Council, PO Box 3399 Bristol, BS1 9NE


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