Consultation on gambling policy

Date Published: 02 July 2018
Residents are being asked their thoughts on gambling guidelines in North Kesteven.

A consultation regarding the revisions to the District Council’s Gambling Policy is now underway, and the Authority would like to hear your views.

The District Council is required to renew the policy every three years. Once approved, the updated document will be in place until 2021.

The Council’s Gambling Policy lists the guidelines to be followed when it issues licences to businesses, such as casinos, betting offices, bingo clubs, and registers small society lotteries.

The main purposes of the Gambling Act is to prevent gambling from either being a source of, or being associated with, crime and disorder or being used to support crime. It aims to make sure gambling is conducted in a fair and open manner, and hopes to protect children and other vulnerable people from being harmed or exploited by gambling.

All comments received will be considered when renewing the Policy. Once amendments have been made, the Policy will be approved by the Licensing Committee. From there, it will be recommended to full Council in November.

The closing date for comments is 19 August. 

You can also write to the Council Licensing Team at North Kesteven District Council, Kesteven Street, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, NG34 7EF, or email licensingteam@n-kesteven.gov.uk