Pembrokeshire County Council's "Statement of Licensing Policy" for the Gambling Act 2005 was approved by its Full Council on the 3rd November 2015, and can be viewed below.
The Policy was prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Gambling Act 2005 and guidance issued by the Gambling Commission and the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).
The new law brings into effect the Government's proposals for the reform of gambling in Great Britain and introduces a new regulatory system, apart from the National Lottery and spread betting.
The Act repeals the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Act 1963, the Gaming Act 1968 and the Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976 and except for the National Lottery Act 1993 and the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, will unify all gambling legislation under a single statute.
It will make any other gambling unlawful unless it is permitted by the Act, and establishes two comprehensive offences of providing facilities for gambling, or using premises for gambling.