Gambling Act 2005

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 
  • 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 on this page.

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Contact details

Licensing Team
Directorate of Environment & Sport
3rd Floor Argus Chambers
Hall Ings

Phone : 01274 432240
Fax : 01274 432109
Email :

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