Consultation on the Council's Gambling Statement of Principles

Why are we doing this?

Consultation on the Council's Gambling Statement of Principles

What is the Statement of Principles?

The policy statement relates to the licensing of betting shops, bingo halls, amusement arcades, etc. In particular, the policy statement is intended to guide decision makers, applicants, objectors and others regarding the decision making process.

The policy statement outlines how the Licensing Authority will consider and determine applications under the Gambling Act 2005. It also states how the Authority will work to fulfil the three licensing objectives, which 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; and
  • protecting children and other vulnerable people from being harmed or exploited by gambling

Why are we consulting?

The Gambling Act 2005 requires all local authorities to have in place a Statement of Principles, which must be reviewed and consulted upon at least every three years. The current Denbighshire County Council policy statement has been in place since 2019 and has now been reviewed, minor changes have only been proposed.

To view the draft Statement of Principles click on the link below.  All proposed amendments have been highlighted in red.

Denbighshire County Council: Gambling Draft Statement of Principles (2022-23) (PDF)

To view only a summary of the proposed changes, please click on the link below:

Denbighshire County Council: Summary of amendments to existing Gambling Statement of Principles (PDF)





What do we want to know?


We want to hear your opinions on the proposed amendments to the draft statement. We are running a 6 week consultation so you can tell us what you think.

Send your comments to, or you can write to us at Licensing Team, Denbighshire County Council, Caledfryn, Smithfield Road, Denbigh, LL16 .

Please note that any observations or suggestions must be relevant to the licensing objectives and to the proposed amendments. Where possible, please provide evidence to support any views expressed in your consultation reply.


The consultation will close on the 22nd February 2023 and we will consider all comments we receive before this time to help us determine the final content of the statement.

Location: Denbighshire County Council

  • Start date 11 January 2023
  • End date 22 February 2023
  • Methods Consultation Document
  • Supplier Denbighshire County Council

What we found out

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What difference has it made?


Department/ service area:

Planning, Public Protection and Countryside Services

Full address:

County Hall
Wynnstay Road
LL15 1YN


Licensing Team

Contact numbers:

Phone:01824 706342