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The Gambling Commission had a great day on 21 June working with our colleagues in local licensing authorities (LAs) across the country to increase knowledge of local gambling issues. 

Premises local risk assessments reminder 

As of April this year all non-remote operators who are also gambling premises licences holders are required to conduct an assessment of the local risks to the licensing objectives and demonstrate that they run their premises in a way that will mitigate these risks.   

While we were out and about with local licensing officers this week we found that a number of premises did not have their local risk assessments in place, and staff were unaware of the new requirement. 

Some LAs have included in their statements of licensing policy that they expect to see the risk assessment when undertaking inspections. It is appropriate for operators to hold premises risk assessments on the premises. Doing so can save considerable time and expense, as well as increasing the confidence of those agencies as to the operator’s awareness of their obligations. 

Find out more about local risk-assessments

LA bulletin March edition – contains more details on local risk assessments

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Notes to editors 

  1. More information about how we regulate the gambling industry.
  2. Useful statistics on the gambling industry
  3. More information on prevention of money-laundering.

Journalists can contact our press office on 0121 230 6700 or email: communications@gamblingcommission.gov.uk

Posted on 27 June 2016