Under the Gambling Act 2005, the Council is required to carry out its functions with a view to promoting three licensing principles. These are:
- Preventing gambling premises 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
Statement of Licensing Principles
The Council’s Licensing Authority is required to adopt a policy document, referred to as a Statement of Licensing Principles, setting out the basic principles of its approach to dealing with applications for licences and permits under the Act.
Bradford Council has adopted a Statement of Licensing Principles for the district, which aims to ensure fairness and consistency within the licensing regime. A copy of the policy document is available below.