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Gambling Licensing Policy

Under the Gambling Act 2005 Leeds City Council licences all casinos, bookmakers, casinos, amusement arcades and bingo halls as well as issuing various other gambling permits.

As part of this legislation we are required to publish a statement of licensing policy which shows how we will promote the three licensing objectives of:

  • 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.

Leeds City Council is a licensing authority under the Gambling Act 2005. This means that the council has the responsibility for gambling premises licences and various permits with respect to gambling activities in the area.

Under the Act, each licensing authority is required to develop, consult on and publish a statement of its licensing principles, and then review, revise and publish that policy every three years. The council first adopted its Statement of Licensing Policy in 2007.

The council is currently developing a new policy which will be in place for 31st January 2016.  The consultation period has now ended and we are reviewing the comments received. We will produce a report which describes the responses received, and any changes that may be required as a consequence.  Once the policy and consultation report have been approved we will upload them to this page.

Notice is hereby given that Leeds City Council published its current Statement of Licensing Policy in accordance with Section 349 of the Gambling Act 2005 on the 1st January 2013. From this date the policy will be available for inspection in the following places:

Leeds City Council 
Civic Hall
Leeds, LS1 1UR
Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm

Entertainment Licensing 
St George House
Great George Street
Leeds, LS1 3DL
Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm

Leeds Central Library 
Municipal Buildings
Calverley Street
Leeds LS1 3AB
During normal library hours.

The current policy came into effect on 31 January 2013 and will be effective for three years. Should you have any problems accessing a copy of the policy, please contact Entertainment Licensing, and we will be pleased to send you a copy. The policy is also available for download from the documents section on this page.

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