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About gambling licences

Have your say on our new policy

We have now completed the review of our gambling policy. The consultation ran from 13 July to 10 August 2021 and you can find below the documents created for the consultation:

Our Licensing Committee considered the comments received during the consultation and a final draft of the policy on 21 October 2021, which was then adopted by the Council on 8 December 2021.

In accordance with our notice of publication of the new statement of principles, you can read the new policy which takes effect from 31 January 2022.

About gambling licences

We’re responsible for licensing premises in the Vale of White Horse where gambling takes place.

To find out more about the various authorisations please see:

When deciding whether to issue a gambling licence or permit, we follow guidance from the Gambling Commission, our gambling licensing policy and the three licensing objectives from the Gambling Act 2005:

  • keeping gambling crime free
  • making sure that gambling is fair and open
  • protecting children and vulnerable adults

The Gambling Commission issues operating and personal licences, as well as those for regulating gambling via the internet, phone, TV, or computer. More information can be found on the Gambling Commission website.

Please see our fees and charges page for the current cost of each licence or permit.

To apply, please click on the required authorisation above. Download and complete an application form, and send it to the address below with the relevant fee.

For details on how we use data relating to licence holders and applicants, please see our privacy notice for licence holders and applicants.

Contact us - Licensing

01235 422556
(Text phone users add 18001 before dialing)

Vale of White Horse District Council
135 Eastern Avenue
Milton Park
OX14 4SB