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Guidance to licensing authorities

The Gambling Commission's guidance for licensing authorities.


6 - Social responsibility considerations for tracks

20.30. The achievement of the licensing objectives requires betting operators to adopt socially responsible gambling policies and procedures designed both to ensure that gambling is open and fair, and that children and other vulnerable people are not harmed or exploited by gambling.

20.31. While betting operators must put into effect policies and procedures to promote socially responsible gambling, there is no equivalent requirement on track premises licence holders. However, s.182(1)(a) of the Act places a condition on the track premises licence that the licensee shall ensure that children and young persons are excluded from any area where facilities for betting are provided.

20.32. As with other aspects of regulation licensing authorities may wish to make clear in their statement of policy any particular concerns or expectations that they have in relation to track premises licence holders and betting operators who provide facilities from the track.

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