Have your say on gambling
8:00am Wednesday 29th August 2012 in News
Carmarthenshire County Council is to undertake a review of its gambling policy. The policy sets out how the council exercises its functions under the Gambling Act 2005 and is reviewed every three years.
The authority is responsible for the licensing of premises where gambling activities take place and regulating clubs and institutes who wish to undertake gaming activities, as well as overseeing pubs and clubs with one or two gaming machines; The main function of the act is to prevent “gambling from being a source of crime or disorder, being associated with crime or disorder or being used to support crime”.
The authority is also responsible for ensuring “gambling is conducted in a fair and open way; and protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited.”
Principal licensing officer Emyr Jones said: “As part of the review, the council is consulting a number of interested parties including licence holders, businesses, local residents and their representatives.”
For more information write to Emyr Jones, Principal Licensing Officer, Public Protection, Social Care and Housing Department, Carmarthenshire County Council, 3 Spilman Street, Carmarthen SA31 1LE, telephone 01267 234567 or email firstname.lastname@example.org ov.uk Responses must be submitted by October 12.
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