Local licensing authorities have regulatory obligations under the Gambling Act 2005 for licensing gambling premises and issuing permits and permissions.
Considering applications for premises licences is the main business of the licensing authority in terms of local gambling regulation. Where an individual or company uses premises, or causes or permits premises to be used to offer gambling, a premises licence is required.
The Gambling Act 2005 requires Dudley Council to have regard to the licensing objectives when carrying out its licensing functions.
The licensing objectives 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, and protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling.
What we do with your Personal Data
The information you provide to the Licensing department is processed in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998. Further information can be found here.