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Premises assessments toolkit

This toolkit provides you with guidance, templates for letters and assessment forms and case studies to give examples of how cases have been successfully brought to a conclusion.

Premises assessment templates

To help you meet your regulatory obligations under the Gambling Act 2005 we worked with Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Licensing Forum and LLEP to create templates for assessments at gambling premises

Statutory powers of inspection under the Gambling Act 2005

These documents may not be appropriate for every local licensing authority, but they provide a solid starting point. They are reviewed regularly to ensure they reflect legislative change. 

Other templates and guides around premises inspection and assessments

List of Primary Authority gambling agreements

These are the gambling Primary Authorities (PA) agreements signed to date, which apply to age verification matters only. All other aspects of the Gambling Act 2005 are outside the scope of the PA arrangements.

None of the Primary Authority partnerships have a National Inspection Strategy in place so there are no restrictions on proactive or reactive, intel led test purchasing. However, anyone wishing to undertake test purchasing in Ladbrokes and Coral, William Hill or Paddy Power are encouraged to use the test purchasing protocol and methodology set by the Primary Authority. 

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 What impact does PA have on inspections?

During licensing inspections in operators that have an inspection plan or primary authority advice in place, officers do not need to review policies and procedures relating to age verification. 

This avoids duplication of time and effort as these have been checked nationally by the Primary Authority. However, officers are encouraged to ask questions/test knowledge of staff in the shop to check the implementation of the licensing objective of protecting children from being harmed or exploited by gambling. 

Officers can access information, including FAQs, on the Primary Authority Register in advance of an inspection of an operator with an inspection plan or primary authority advice on age verification in place to assist with getting the most out of the visit.