Gambling policy Part B

Adult gaming centres

No one under the age of 18 is permitted to enter an Adult Gaming Centre. The Council will specifically have regard to the need to protect children and vulnerable persons from harm or being exploited by gambling and will expect the applicant to satisfy the authority that there will be sufficient measures to ensure that under 18 year olds do not have access to the premises. The Council will expect applicants to offer their own measures to meet the licensing objectives however appropriate measures / licence conditions may cover issues such as:

  • Proof of age schemes
  • CCTV
  • Door supervisors
  • Supervision of entrances / machine areas
  • Physical separation of areas
  • Location of entry
  • Notices / signage
  • Specific opening hours
  • Self exclusion schemes
  • Provision of information leaflets/ helpline numbers for organisations such as GamCare

This list is not mandatory, nor exhaustive, and is merely indicative of example measures.