Licensing consultation

Gambling Act 2005 Statement of Principles Consultation

The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead is a licensing authority for the purposes of the Gambling Act 2005. As such we have responsibility for licensing gambling premises within the borough, for example betting shops and places with lower stake gaming machines (we do not licence on-line gambling).

One of our obligations is to prepare and publish a policy statement setting out

  • how gambling premises will be regulated in the Royal Borough;
  • how we take into account local risk factors relating to gambling, and
  • our expectations in relation to operators with licenced premises in our area.

The policy statement is required to be reviewed and republished every three years and this is now due. Part of the review process is to consult with anyone who might be affected by the local gambling environment, and in particular, how it relates to the three licensing objectives set out in the Act which are;

  • 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.

If you wish to comment on whether you think the current policy  provides a clear and robust local policy on gambling premises in the Royal Borough you can do so by post or e-mail as follows;

Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead
Trading Standards and Licensing – Gambling Act Consultation
Town Hall
St Ives Road
Maidenhead SL6 1RF

Email : Licensing@rbwm.gov.uk 

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We do not have any responsibility for licensing on-line gambling. This consultation relates to gambling premises only and not to on-line gambling.     

This consultation will close on Friday 10 September 2021 so if you wish to contribute, please do so by that date.

Licensing : Contact details

For further information, please contact us by:

Licensing Section - Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Town Hall, St Ives Road
Maidenhead SL6 1RF