Gambling Act 2005 Statement of Principles

We are broadly supportive of the proposed principles.

One specific issue which has been raised by residents which does not seem to be explicitly addressed is displays visible outside the premises which are not directly advertising gambling but are likely to attract young people to the premises an example being TV screens showing major sporting events.

We are also not clear how the enforcement regime will be modified to address the challenge of policing a casino operating over much longer hours than traditional Bath gambling establishments.