Gambling Policy Review

Purpose of the consultation

Purpose of the consultation


In November 2018 Bradford Council adopted a statement of licensing principles for the district, which aims to ensure fairness and consistency within gambling licensing. This policy document is now being reviewed.


The policy relates to the regulation of all those activities involving betting or gaming that are the responsibility of the Licensing Authority under the Gambling Act, namely:


·         Casino premises licences

·         Bingo premises licences

·         Betting Premises Licences (including track betting)

·         Adult Gaming premises licences

·         Licensable Family Entertainment Centres

·         Club Gaming and Club Machine permits

·         Gaming machine permits in unlicensed Family Entertainment Centres

·         Gaming machine permits in premises licensed to sell alcohol

·         Prize Gaming permits

·         Provisional statements

·         Processing of Temporary Use notices

·         Processing of Occasional Use notices

·         Registration of Small Lotteries


Any decision taken by the Licensing Authority when determining applications should aim to permit the use of premises for gambling, in so far as it is reasonably consistent with the licensing objectives, 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; and

·         Protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling


We are consulting widely during the review, including with businesses and the local community and we are keen to hear from those who wish to express a view. You can find the Draft Statement of Licensing Principles 2022-2024 below.


Please feel free to comment on any aspect of this policy that is of interest or concern to you. All views received will be incorporated into a report that will be considered by Councillors in December 2021.


How long does the consultation last?


The consultation period ends at midnight on Sunday, 5 December 2021.


Let us know your views


You can email comments to or you can write to us at:

Department of Place

Licensing Service

3rd Floor Argus Chambers



Supporting documents