Gambling Act Policy Review 2021

Closed 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 your views matter

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.

What happens next

Once the consultation is complete the responses will be collated and the statement will be put before the Cabinet and Full Council for approval. If approved it will come into force on 31 January 2022.


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