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News - 17 June 2006

Enter the gambling debate

Local businesses and residents are being invited to have their say on gambling in Brighton & Hove. The City Council will take over responsibility for licensing gambling in the city next year and is in the process of drawing up a gambling policy.

Views and feedback from residents, businesses and other interested parties will be vital in helping to shape this policy for the future of gaming in the city.

The policy will set out how the council will implement the new Gambling Act and meet the act’s objectives of keeping crime out of gambling, ensuring it is fair and open, and protecting children and vulnerable people.

Members of the city council’s licensing committee will be given an update on the Act at a meeting on Thursday, June 22.

Copies of the council’s draft statement of gambling policy and a survey for people to express their views will be sent to businesses affected by the act, such as betting shops, casinos and bingo halls. Other interested parties including faith groups, voluntary and community organisations, and the Citizen’s Advice Bureau, will also be consulted, along with other authorities such as the police, HM Revenue and Customs, and the Fire and Rescue Service.

Anyone else who would like to take part in this consultation and express their views is welcome to do so.

A copy of the draft statement and survey will be available on the council’s website and from libraries; City Direct offices at Hove Town Hall; Bartholomew House, Brighton; and Victoria Road, Portslade; King’s House reception in Hove and Brighton Town Hall. You will also be able to obtain a copy by contacting the Environmental Health and Licensing Team on 01273 294429 or email Closing date for comments is September 8.

Councillor Jeane Lepper, chair of the city council’s licensing committee, said, “Big changes are taking place in the way gambling is licensed and this is an important opportunity for people to tell us what they think and shape the city’s gambling policy.

“We hope as many people as possible will take the chance to complete the survey and tell us what they think about this important issue.”

At present magistrates courts are responsible for granting gaming and betting permits, but from the end of January next year local authorities and a new national Gambling Commission will take over these responsibilities.

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