Statement of Gambling Policy 

The Gambling Act 2005 regulates the provision of gambling in Great Britain, other than the National Lottery and spread betting. The Act makes local authorities responsible for licensing premises that are used for gambling within their area. It also requires each local authority to adopt and publish a ‘Statement of Gambling Policy’ at least every three years. The purpose of the Policy is to set out the principles the local authority will apply when carrying out its role under the Act.  

The Council is currently consulting on its proposed Statement of Gambling Policy (PDF, 1.5MB) for the three year period 31 January 2019 to 30 January 2022.

Comments on the proposed Policy, must be received no later than 30 September 2018, should be sent to the Licensing Partnership, P.O. Box 182, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1GP or emailed to

All feedback received will be taken into consideration by the Licensing Committee when they meet on 18 October 2018 and decide what recommendations they will make to the Council. The Council will meet to finally determine the Policy on 7 November 2018.

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