Review of Statement of Gambling Policy

Purpose of the consultation

Licensing Authorities are required to prepare and consult upon a Statement of Gambling Policy every three years.  In order to adhere to these requirements, the proposed draft policy must be in force with effect from 31 January 2019.


Once adopted and published a Statement of Gambling Policy shall remain in force for a period of three years. However, a Licensing Authority can review their statement from time to time and if they think it necessary, revise the statement and publish any revision before giving it effect.


New guidance has been published which requires the Statement of Gambling Policy to contain a local area assessment.  This document will be to assist applicants by detailing the local area and highlighting issues that may be relevant to their applications.


As part of this review a draft local area assessment has been developed and further consultation will be undertaken with Public Health.  The final document will be included with the Statement of Gambling Policy.


To take part in this consultation, please send written responses, either via email to or by post to:



City of Wolverhampton Council

Civic Centre

St Peters Square




This consultation runs until 7 September 2018.

Supporting documents

Contact details

Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:

Joanne Till