Bridgend County Borough Council,Civic Offices, Angel Street, Bridgend, CF31 4WB

Tel: 01656 643643
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Fax: 01656 668126
Email: talktous@bridgend.gov.uk
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The Gambling Act 2005

The Licensing Section will shortly be taking over the responsibility of Gambling from the Magistrates’ Court. The transititional period will commence from the 21 May 2007 and end on the 30 July 2007. During this period all current licence holders will be required to complete an application form and return to the licensing section for processing.

The types of applications we will be dealing with will modernise gambling legislation. Local Authorities will be responsible for issuing licences in respect of premises where gambling takes place; such as in, club premises, alcohol licensed premises, bingo halls, betting premises including tracks, adult entertainment centres and family entertainment centres, registration of small lotteries and gaming machines.

A copy of the authorities current 'Statement of Licensing Principles' is available here.

Further information can be obtained from the Gambling Commission website and the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) website.

Some application forms are specified by the DCMS and are available here, application forms approved by our Licensing Sub-Committee are available here.

Some fee levels have been specified by the DCMS and are available here**, and other fees, which have been set by our Licensing Committee are available here.

Another useful website is Gamcare.

** Please note that this website is constantly being updated with the application forms and fees as they become available.

Last Updated: 27/02/2017
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