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The leaders of the seven local councils, the North of Tyne Mayor and Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner encourage people to work together to move out of Tier 3 as quickly and as safely as possible.

Gambling Act consultation

This consultation gave you the chance to have your say on the review of our Gambling Act 2005 Statement of Principles, also known as the "gambling policy".


We were required by the Gambling Act 2005 to publish a statement of principles which set out how we carried out our work and determine licence applications for a variety of gaming and betting facilities. The policy included three objectives which underpin the role of the Gambling Commission and ourselves. These objectives were:

  • preventing gambling from being a source of crime or disorder, being associated with crime or disorder, or being used to support crime
  • ensuring that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way
  • protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling

Gambling Act 2005 Statement of Principles

The policy was introduced in January 2016 and was due for renewal. As part of the review, we consulted on the current policy and wanted to know if you thought there were any changes or additions that should be included in the future policy. It was asked if there were any local issues associated with gambling premises which aren't already addressed within the policy that you felt should be included?

Have your say

The consultation closed on Friday 6 July 2018.

What happened

We compiled a table of proposed changes from the responses received during the consultation period and we now have a revised version which was adopted 31 January 2019: Gambling Act 2005 statement of principles

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