Every three years, we're required under the Gambling Act 2005 to produce a Gambling Policy (Statement of Principles).

This sets out our approach to licensing premises used for gambling such as amusement arcades, betting shops, bingo halls, casinos and clubs and pubs that provide gaming machines including other permits and notices issued under the Gambling Act 2005.

We've produced a draft revision of the Statement of Principles for gambling and are now consulting with local residents, businesses, Responsible Authorities and other partner agencies. Licensed premises play a prominent and important part in the local communities and we welcome the views of residents, its statutory consultees and indeed anyone who has an interest in licensing and the promotion of the licensing objectives in Warrington.

The licensing objectives under the Gambling Act 2005 are:

  • To prevent gambling from being:
    • a source of crime and disorder,
    • associated with crime and disorder, or
    • used to support crime
  • To ensure gambling is conducted in a fair and open way
  • To protect children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling

A copy of the revised draft Gambling Policy, area profile, summary of changes can be viewed below: 

Your views

We're interested in any views or comments that you may have in relation to the policy. So, we've produced an online questionnaire for your completion.

Consultation responses must be received by Friday 15 October, 2021.