Licensing policy statement of principles
On 14 November 2018, following a period of consultation, Warwick District Council approved a Licensing Policy under the Gambling Act 2005 in the form of a Statement of Principles.
The Statement of Principles must be reviewed every 3 years. Acting as the Licensing Authority, we are responsible for the implementation and administration of certain parts of the Gambling Act 2005. Part of this responsibility is to adopt a 'Policy and Statement of Principles' which must be reviewed every three years.
The current Policy documents have been reviewed. The new policy came into effect on 31st January 2022 - draft Gambling Policy for consultation.
Information and fees
Premises licences issued
The 2007 Gambling Act 2005 guidance
On 1 September 2007 the Government introduced the provisions of the Gambling Act 2005. Warwick District Council, acting as the Licensing Authority, became responsible for the implementation and administration of certain parts of the Act. Under the Act, there are three types of licences available; premises licences, personal licences and operating licences.
The Licensing Authority is responsible for issuing premises licences for casinos, betting shops, bingo halls, adult gaming centres and family entertainment centres and the Gambling Commission is responsible for issuing personal and operating licences.
Permits are also issued by the council to authorise the use of certain gaming machines in premises, including members clubs. Only certain categories are allowed in certain premises.
Further information about the Act is available at the Gambling commission website.