Residents and Business Consulted on Council Gambling Policy

Businesses and residents are invited to have their say on Bury Council’s gambling policy.

By law, the council is required to have a policy and review it every three years. It is now consulting gambling premises such as betting shops, amusement arcades and pubs, but anyone is allowed to comment.

The Gambling Act 2005 has three licensing objectives: to prevent gambling from being a source of crime and disorder, being associated with crime and disorder, or being used to support crime; to ensure that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way; and to protect children and other vulnerable people from being harmed or exploited by gambling.

The policy can be viewed on the council’s web site at

Comments must be received by 5 October 2018, and will be published afterwards. Any changes to the policy would start in January 2019.

Further details: Michael Bridge, licensing unit manager, on 0161 253 5208.

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