Bridlington tops East Riding’s review of licensed premises offerings

Bridlington tops East Ridings review of licensed premises offerings licensing
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A report from East Riding Council has revealed Bridlington has the highest concentration of gambling premises in the county, housing more than 20 percent of the authority’s 69 licensed sites.

 

The seaside resort contains 11 AGCs, five betting shops, two bingo halls and one FEC, with the figures published by the licensing committee as part of a policy review into current legislation.

“[The report] comes as the Licensing Act 2003 Committee heard the council was currently reviewing its gambling policies, with new rules set to come into force in January,” stated the Hull Daily Mail. “Council licensing manager Louise Wilson told the committee the review came as the government is expected to unveil the biggest overhaul of gambling laws since 2005.”

“The officer added council policy would largely remain the same, other than including more details covering small lotteries, ahead of a white paper due by the end of the year.”

East Riding Council stated it would launch a four week consultation on the policy review this November and December.

“The government has made the commitment to ensuring gambling legislation is fit for the modern age,” said a council spokesperson. “This is expected to be the biggest overhaul of gambling legislation to date.”


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