Further to the Government’s earlier announcement on plans to kerb the proliferation of High Street betting shops, a Private Members' Bill, Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (Betting Shops) Bill, was introduced yesterday.
The London Borough of Redbridge has become the latest Council to pass a resolution urging the Government to change the law and help councils “stem the tide” of betting shops. It called on the Government and the national regulat
In September Ladbrokes applied to LB Hillingdon for a betting licence in the pedestrian centre of Uxbridge, adjacent to the underground station and the retail heart of the town. Hillingdon refused the licence based on a number of locational factors:
- that this was a high profile, pedestrian area extensively used by children;
To help local authority licensing officers ensure they meet their regulatory obligations under the Gambling Act 2005, the Gambling Commission has worked together with the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Licencing Forum and LLEP to create templates for inspections at gambling premises.
The Gambling Act 2005 (c 19) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It mainly applies to England and Wales, and to Scotland, and is designed to control all forms of gambling. It transfers authority for licensing gambling from the Magistrates' Courts to local authorities (specifically unitary authorities, and the councils of metropolitan borough, non-metropolitan district and London boroughs), or to Scottish licensing boards.