Gambling Act 2005 statement of principles
Under the Gambling Act 2005, the statement of principles sets out a number of regulatory functions in relation to gambling.
These serve as the basis for determining licence applications for a variety of gaming and betting facilities including bingo halls, betting offices, adult gaming centres, licensed family entertainment centres, small society lotteries, permits for prize-giving and gaming machines in pubs and clubs.
The current Gambling Act 2005 Statement of principles was adopted on 7 December 2016.
The main objectives of the statement of principles are:
- to prevent gambling from being a source of crime and disorder, being associated with crime or disorder, or being used to support crime;
- to ensure that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way:
- and to protect children and other vulnerable people from being harmed or exploited by gambling.