Launch of New of Gambling Premises Inspection Guidance & Templates

Launch of New of Gambling Premises Inspection Guidance & TemplatesTo help local authority licensing officers ensure they meet their regulatory obligations under the Gambling Act 2005, the Gambling Commission has worked together with the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Licencing Forum and LLEP to create templates for inspections at gambling premises.

The templates include reference to the social responsibility code provisions issued by the Commission under Section 153 of the Gambling Act 2005.  The inclusion of these provisions will allow Officers to get a wider understanding for a premises/operators approach towards achieving compliance in areas that tie directly into community safety.

The templates also include:

  • Inspection guides: Aid officers in completing inspections at different types of gambling premises.

  • Premises information: To be left at the premises and satisfy the inspection provision regulations. They provide premises with information about the concept of shared regulation, inspection rationale and frequency, legal powers of entry, evidence of ID and the complaints procedures. They also include detail of the inspection areas (for example, relevant Premises Licence conditions, legislation and Social Responsibility Code Provisions).

  • Inspection guidance note for Authorised Local Authority Officers: This is prepatory tool that includes guidance on the legal requirements when conducting inspections such as the statement on entry, questioning and evidence of ID.

  • Requests for a written record of the inspection: Template to fulfil obligations around transparency.

These documents will assist Licensing Authority Officers throughout England and Wales to fulfil gambling regulation obligations and achieve wider community safety objectives by helping protect the young and the vulnerable.

This initiative aims to make gambling regulations easier to access and understand and supports regulatory services in providing advice and guidance to businesses on how to achieve compliance.

The available templates and guides are: