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Guidance to licensing authorities

The Gambling Commission's guidance for licensing authorities.


6 - The licensing objectives

1.20. The three licensing objectives (s.1 of the Act) which guide the way that the Commission and licensing authorities perform their functions and the way that gambling businesses carry on their activities are:

  • 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.

1.21. The Commission and licensing authorities have a duty to pursue the licensing objectives, and we expect gambling business to deliver them.

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