Gambling policy consultation

Closed 19 Aug 2018

Opened 20 Jun 2018

Overview

Gambling Act 2005

Gambling Statement of Licensing Principles – Review

You may already be aware that the law relating to gambling changed in 2006. Under the Gambling Act 2005 the Council is required to review it’s policy every three years or when the council believes the policy requires updating. Part of the review process it to consult with those bodies and/or persons that may be affected.

Our formal consultation period has now begun and will run until Sunday 19th August 2018. There is one change to the policy, this is sumarised here:

SUMMARY OF CHANGES TO READING BOROUGH COUNCIL’S STATEMENT OF GAMBLING PRINCIPLES 2018

1. One sentence added into paragraph 11.2.1 in relation to Fixed Odds Betting Terminals. The sentence added is: ‘A consultation undertaken by DCMS has subsequently seen the maximum stakes for FOBT’s cut to £2 from £100. The DCMS response to the consultation can be found on the gov.uk website’.

The full policy is detailed in the document attached below.  

Should you wish to comment on the statement you could do so by:-

  1. Clicking on ‘give us your views’ below;
  2. Sending a letter with your comments to Licensing Team, Reading Borough Council, Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading, RG1 2LU;
  3. Sending an e-mail to licensing@reading.gov.uk.

Areas

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