Gambling Act 2005

Licensing Office closed Friday 3 May, morning

The Licensing Office will be closed on the morning of Friday 3 May 2024. It shall reopen in the afternoon of the same day.

The Gambling Act 2005 requires Southampton City Council to have regard to the licensing objectives when carrying out its licensing functions

The licensing objectives 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, and
  • protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling

Set out below is a summary of the main subject areas. Please note that the Act requires anyone applying for a premises licence to hold a Gambling Operator’s licence from the Gambling Commission for that activity.

The public register of  licences, permits, notices and registrations under the Gambling Act 2005 is available from: