Gambling

COVID-19 : whilst many services are operating normally, we are still operating under Covid-19 protocols and therefore changes have been made to the Council's licensing processes, including a requirement to submit applications and supporting information electronically to avoid potential delay.

We have prepared a summary (PDF, 172Kb) of the current changes to assist applicants, licence holders and interested parties. More information can be obtained from the Licensing Service at 01695 585015 or licensing.enquiries@westlancs.gov.uk 

 

The Gambling Act 2005 became law on the 7 April 2005 and replaced most of the existing law involving gambling in Great Britain. Its aim is to provide an improved and more comprehensive structure of gambling regulation. We will handle any information provided to us in accordance with our Privacy Notice (PDF, 416kb).

The Act implements its controls through three bodies: local authorities, the Gambling Commission (external link) and the Government.

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