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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.

Gambling licences application forms

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

Statement of gambling policy

The City and County of Swansea has issued a Statement of Licensing Policy under the Gambling Act 2005.

Fees for gambling licences

You must submit your fee with the application.

Notice of intention to publish the Local Authority's Revised Policy in relation to the Gambling Act 2005

In accordance with Section 349 of The Act, notice is given that the Authority's Policy will be published on the 6 November 2017, before coming into effect on the 6 December 2017.

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