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Gambling licences

We are responsible for issuing licences for commercial gambling. Premises include casinos, bingo halls, betting offices and amusement arcades.

We also issue betting permits for gaming machines in pubs and other alcohol licensed premises.

Our gambling policy sets out the principles we will apply when exercising our licensing functions under the Act. The gambling policy is reviewed every three years. 

All applications for gambling licenses have to meet the three licensing objectives. These are there to help make sure the licence meets the public interest.  The three objectives 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.
  • protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling.

Notice of intention to publish the council's revised policy in relation to the Gambling Act 2005

In accordance with Section 349 of The Act, notice is given that the council's policy will be published on the 10 December 2021, before coming into effect on the 31 January 2022.

Gambling licences application forms

Application forms are available for premises licences, permits, provisional statements, lotteries and notices.

Statement of gambling policy

We have issued a Statement of Licensing Policy under the Gambling Act 2005.

Fees for gambling licences

Details of the fees for gambling licences including annual fees.

Responsible authorities in regard to the Gambling Act 2005

If you are making an application for the Gambling Act 2005 then you must also send a copy of the application to all of the following Responsible Authorities

Gambling policy amendment - have your say

Gambling Act 2005 - consultation on proposed amendments to Swansea Council's Statement of Principles (Gambling Policy) in respect of a proposal to pass a new resolution not to issue casino licences.
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