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 published its revised Statement of Licensing Policy in accordance with Section 349 of the Gambling Act 2005 on the 1st January 2016.

From this date the policy is available for inspection at:

Entertainment Licensing
St George House
Great George Street
Leeds, LS1 3DL

Mon to Fri, 9am - 4pm

The policy is also available from the Licensing section of our website.

The policy came into effect on 31st January 2016.

Any queries should be addressed to Entertainment Licensing at the above address, by telephone on 0113 247 4095 or by email to​



GN12 - GA05 Local Risk Assessments - GA05 Local Risk Assessments.pdf438564pdf
GN13 - GA05 Model Conditions - GA05 Model Conditions.pdf565047pdf
Template Statement of Licensing Policy 2016-18.pdf1201857pdf

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