Gambling policy consultation

The review of a Statement of South Cambridgeshire District Council’s Gambling Act Policy is a requirement under Section 349 of the Gambling Act 2005.  In preparing the statement, officers have given full regard to both the requirements of the Act itself and the revised guidelines issued by the Department of Culture Media and Sport (DCMS), Gambling Commission and where relevant, Council strategies such as crime and disorder.  The policy will form the basis of any decision taken in respect of applications or enforcement under the Gambling Act 2005 by Officers or any Committee or sub-committee involved in licensing decisions.

The objectives of the Act as set by Government are:

  • To prevent gambling from being a source of crime and 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

As part of a public consultation process we welcome your views and feedback before the final policy comes into effect.

The Draft Gambling Policy has been published for public consultation and is available to download as a PDF below:

PDF icongambling_policy.pdf

Alternatively, hard copies can be made available by telephoning the Licensing Department on 01954 713481 or emailing

We welcome any comments you may wish to make and any views should be submitted in writing either by email or sent to:

The Licensing Manager,

South Cambridgeshire District Council,

South Cambridgeshire Hall,

Cambourne Business Park,


CB23 6EA.


Please be aware that comments must be received by 8th October 2018.  All responses will be collated and fully considered before the final policy document is prepared and presented to the Licensing Committee for recommendation to full council and adoption by no later than 31st January 2019. 

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