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. You can view a full copy of the Licensing Policy Statement of Principles (PDF) which came in to force on 30 January 2019.
The Statement of Principles must be reviewed every 3 years. This process has been completed and a draft Statement of Principles is now available for public consultation. The consultation will end on 5th September 2021. The full document and feedback form can be found here.
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.