Bristol's Statement of Gambling Policy and the revised Gambling Policy for 2022.

Gambling Policy

The current pdf Statement of Gambling Policy 2022 (716 KB)  came into effect on 31 January 2022.

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We're required to review the policy every three years. The next statement must be published by 31 January 2025.

Policy objectives

The key objectives of the current policy are to:

  • to prevent gambling from being a source of crime and disorder
  • to enable gambling to be conducted in a fair and open way
  • to protect children and other vulnerable people from gambling. It covers betting, gaming, casinos, lotteries and bingo.

We recognise the need to both protect vulnerable people and to support the local economy in order to maintain Bristol's position as a regional centre.

One of the requirements of the Gambling Act 2005 is for local authorities to produce a Statement of Gambling Policy setting out how gambling will be regulated.

You can obtain a paper copy of the statement from the Licensing Team by writing to us at:

Licensing Team (Temple Street), Bristol City Council, PO Box 3399, Bristol BS1 9NE.