Under the Gambling Act 2005, the council is responsible for operating licences, personal licences and premise licences such as casinos, bingo and betting premises.
Licence premises for gambling (casino, bingo and betting premises - including tracks, adult gaming centres and family entertainment centres).
- Look at notices given for the temporary use of premises for gambling.
- Grant permits for gaming and gaming machines in clubs and miners' welfare institutes.
- Regulate gaming and gaming machines in alcohol licensed premises.
- Grant permits to family entertainment centres for the use of certain lower stake gaming machines.
- Grant permits for prize gaming.
- Look at occasional use notices for betting at tracks.
- Register small societies lotteries.
The act says that (except in the case of tracks) only people who hold, or have applied for an operating licence from the Gambling Commission may apply to the council's licensing authority for a premises licence.
For further information about gambling related licences and how to apply, contact the Licensing Section in the Huyton One Stop Shop, open 9am - 4pm on weekdays.
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport website also provides a wealth of information about the Gambling Act.
Knowsley Council has approved its revised Statement of Gambling Principles 2016 -2019 and the new policy will come into effect on 14 January 2016. Formal notification of the publication of the revised policy is detailed the document.