The Gambling Act gives the council a number of important regulatory functions including:

  • The issuing of premises licences for casinos, bingo halls, betting offices, tracks, adult gaming centres and licensed family entertainment centres
  • The granting of permits for gaming and gaming machines in clubs, unlicensed family entertainment centres and gaming machine in pubs and other alcohol licensed premises
  • For Operator application forms and guidance please refer to the Gambling Commission

Gambling Licence Objectives

  • Preventing gambling from being a source of crime or disorder, being associated with crime or disorder or being used to support crime
  • Ensuring the gambling is conducted in a fair and open way
  • Protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling

Statement of Licensing Policy – Consultation 

The Licensing Authority must publish a Statement of Licensing Policy setting out how it will administer its licensing functions under the Gambling Act 2005, which includes;

  • Casinos
  • Bingo Premises
  • Betting Premises
  • Tracks
  • Adult Gaming Centres
  • Family Entertainment Centres
  • Club Gaming/Machine Permits
  • Pub Machine Permits/Notices
  • Temporary/Occasional Use Notices and Prize Gaming Permits
  • Registration of Small Society Lotteries

This Policy must be reviewed every three years and this Authority is now in the process of conducting its review and is proposing the Statement of Licensing Policy 2019 (this policy can be translated into Welsh upon request). This Authority would welcome comments from you in writing to The Licensing Section, Monmouthshire County Council, Abergavenny Community Education Centre, Old Hereford Road, Abergavenny NP7 6EL  or e-mail no later than Friday, 31st August 2018. 

Your contribution will be important to us in deciding the final content of this Policy and all comments received will be considered.  Although we are not able to give an individual response to each comment received, we will publish the final Policy on our website by 3rd January 2019 for implementation on 31st January 2019.

Apply for a Gambling Premises Licence

If you intend to apply for a premises licence please contact licensing for advice as you may require an operators licence from the Gambling Commission first.

Gambling in Pubs

If you hold a Premises Licence issued under the Licensing Act 2003 you may notify the licensing section that you intend to have 2 or less gambling machines.  Please also use this form if you have Transfered the Premises Licence into your name/ company name and the gambling permit needs to be updated.  The one off fee for the notification of 2 or less gambling machines is £50:00.

Takeaway premises without alcohol may not have Gambling Machines.

Gambling Act Fees

If you need any further information;

Contact the Licensing Team:

Licensing Section, Abergavenny Community Education Centre, Old Hereford Road, Abergavenny, NP7 6EL

01873 735420

This authority is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information you have provided for the prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes. For further information, see NFI information on MCC website