Gambling Act policy statement 2016-19
Under Section 349 of the Gambling Act 2005, Shropshire Council is required to prepare a statement of principles that it proposes to apply in relation to its regulatory responsibilities in relation to gambling. This legal duty is fulfilled through this Gambling Policy Statement (‘the Policy’).
The Policy sets out the regulatory and policy framework within which the Council will operate. It describes the geographical area to which the Policy relates and includes a local area profile that maps areas of concern, including actual and emerging risks. The local area profile will need to be reviewed and updated on a regular basis to reflect changes to the local landscape and environment. The Council’s position concerning, consultation and communication and the process for reviewing the Policy are also set out.