Statement of principles for gambling in Westminster
Our statement of principles for gambling.
Published: 15 January 2021
Last updated: 5 October 2021
We are required by the Gambling Act 2005 to publish a statement of the principles that we propose to apply when exercising our functions under the Act.
This statement must be published every 3 years. The first period of 3 years started on 31 January 2007.
Gambling Policy 2022
The Council is updating its gambling policy, and we want to know what you think. Find out more about the proposed Gambling Policy 20222.
Current statement of principles
If you have questions about any aspect of this policy statement, please contact the Licensing team.
Scope of the statement
The Statement of Principles has been prepared bearing in mind the limitations the Act imposes on our discretion. This gives predominance to the Gambling Commission's codes and guidance.
Under the provisions of the Act, we must aim to permit the use of premises for gambling in so far as we believe it is:
in accordance with any relevant code of practice issued by the Gambling Commission
in accordance with any relevant guidance issued by the Gambling Commission
reasonably consistent with the licensing objectives:
preventing gambling 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
in accordance with the council's statement of licensing principles subject to (a), (b) and (c) above.
Previous statements of principles
- (31 January 2016 to 30 January 2019)
4th edition of the Council's Statement of Principles PDF, 335.63 KB, 58 pages
- (31 January 2013 to 30 January 2016)
3rd edition of the Council's statement of principles PDF, 581.58 KB, 46 pages
- (31 January 2010 to 30 January 2013
2nd edition of the Council's Statement of Principles PDF, 366.6 KB, 45 pages
- (31 January 2007 to 30 January 2010)
1st edition of the Council's Statement of Principles PDF, 330.22 KB, 33 pages