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Highland Licensing Board - Gambling Policy Statement 2019-22
The Highland Licensing Board (HLB) has now finalised its Statement of Policy under the Gambling Act 2005 which will become its policy statement for the period 2019-2022. This will come into force on 31 January 2019.
HLB is required to publish, every three years, a statement of the principles that they propose to apply in exercising their functions under the Gambling Act 2005. For unknown historic reasons, the Highland Council’s Gambling Policy Statement three year timeline was out of line with that of other local authorities. It was therefore agreed by the HLB to bring the policy statement back into line with other local authorities’ timelines. As of 31 January 2019, the Statement of Policy under the Gambling Act 2005 - 2019-2022 will supersede the 2017-2020 policy statement.
There is a single regulator for gambling in Great Britain, the Gambling Commission have responsibility for granting gaming and betting permissions. We have responsibility for:
- Premises licences
- Gaming centres
- Licensed family entertainment centres
- Bingo premises
- Betting premises
- Track licences
- Travelling fairs
- Temporary and occasional permits
- Licensed premises, gaming machine permits
- Prize gaming permits
- Club, gaming and club machine permits
- Small lotteries
- Unlicensed family entertainment centres
Public bodies notified of applications
Responsible authorities are notified of applications for premises licences and are allowed to make feedback to the Licensing Board.
- Phone: 01349 886609
- Online enquiry form