Gambling Act policy

The Gambling Act 2005 sets out three statutory objectives that must be considered when licensing functions under this legislation are undertaken

  • 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 carried out in a fair and open way
  • protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling

Through the Community Plan for Wycombe district, we seek to improve the economic, social and environmental well being of the area. The objective is that these improvements will work towards making Wycombe District a better place to live, work and visit.

This policy seeks to build on and contribute towards the overall Community Plan by drawing upon the government’s statutory objectives and guidance as set out above. It is against the background of these key aims that this policy sets out Wycombe District Council’s response to the 2005 Act and against which applications made under the Act will be determined. We will monitor the impact of the 2005 Act on crime, the licensing objectives and, in the light of these findings, will review the policy accordingly.

Contact information

  • Telephone: 01494 421 749 or 01494 421 222