Gambling Policy Statement

Have your say on Bury's Gambling Policy Statement

Businesses and residents are invited to have their say on our gambling policy. By law, we have to have a policy and review it every three years. We are now consulting gambling premises such as betting shops, amusement arcades and pubs, but anyone is allowed to comment. The consultation is now closed.

pdf icon Bury's Gambling Policy Statement 2019-2022 [1Mb]

The final statement will come into effect on 31 January 2019.


Bury's Gambling Policy Statement 2016 - 2021

The Gambling Policy Statement sets out how we will grant and enforce gambling-related licences.

When we carry out work under the Act we must follow Council policy and the guidance issued by the Gambling Commission.

Our Policy Statement and our actions are based on the three licensing objectives contained within the Act which are as follows.

  1. Preventing gambling from being a source of crime and disorder, being associated with crime and disorder, or being used to support crime.
  2. Ensuring that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way.
  3. Protecting children and other vulnerable people from being harmed or exploited by gambling.

The Policy Statement relates to all aspects of gambling and gambling activities, as defined by the Act and detailed in the existing policy.

Fees and charges

pdf icon Gambling premises licence fees and charges [14kb]

The table shows the fees for the following licences:

  • Bingo premises
  • Betting premises (other)
  • Adult Gaming Centre premises
  • Family Entertainment Centre premises
  • Tracks

How we consult on the policy

We must review the policy statement at least once every 3 years although it can be reviewed more frequently than this if necessary. The last consultation took place in 2015. We consult with a wide range of organisations and comments are welcome from anyone although we have to consult with the following:

  • the Chief Constable from Greater Manchester Police;
  • a selection of owners of gambling-related businesses; and
  • a selection of licence holders.

Contact for Bury Licensing Service