The licensing authority has regulatory obligations under the Gambling Act 2005 for licensing gambling premises and issuing club machine permits, gaming machine permits, temporary use notices and registering small society lotteries.
The licensing authority must also ensure that the licensing objectives as outlined in the Gambling Act 2005 are promoted by all operators. The objectives are:
(a) preventing gambling from being a source of crime and disorder, being associated with crime and disorder or being used to support crime,
(b) ensuring that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way, and
(c) protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling.