Gambling Act 2005


The Gambling Act 2005 gives a comprehensive structure to the law on gambling and gives responsibility for the licensing of gambling premises to Local Authorities.

The Local authority is also responsible for issuing permits for gaming machines and small society lotteries.

Under the terms of the Act, South Staffordshire Council is required to publish a Statement of Gambling Policy. More information on the Gambling Act can be found on the Gambling Commission website.

Other pages in the section

Gambling Act – Operating and Personal Licences

In this section, find out more about operating and personal licences issued under the Gambling Act 2005.

Gambling Act 2005 Responsible Authorities

In this section, find details of the Responsible Authorities related to gambling.

Gambling Premises

In this section, find out more information about licensing of gambling premises including betting offices/bookmakers and

Small Society Lotteries

In this section, find out more information about what you need to do if you want to run a small society lottery.


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