Background information on the Gambling Act 2005
The Gambling Commission regulate commercial gambling in Great Britain, with the exception of the National Lottery and Spread Betting. The Gambling Commission are also responsible for issuing operating and personal licences.
The Gambling Act 2005 transfers all responsibility for the licensing of gambling premises from Licensing Justices (at the Magistrates Court) to Licensing Authorities (the Local Authority). Licensing Authorities are also responsible for a number of different permits, as well as temporary and occasional use notices. Please click here
for the full list of responsibilities.
The Gambling Act requires each Licensing Authority to produce a Statement of Licensing Policy, please click on the title above for more information.
The public register includes current gaming machine permits and premises licences that are either in consultation or have been issued. Please click on the link above to download the register.
The Gambling Act makes provision for what are termed ‘interested parties' to make representations about applications for premises licences. Representations are formal issues raised in response to applications; please click on the title above for more information.
Milton Keynes Casino
Milton Keynes Council, as the Licensing Authority has now granted a Provisional Statement for a large casino to Aspers in respect of a proposal to construct a casino within the Xscape building in Central Milton Keynes. Please click here
(PDF, 17KB) for more information.