This dataset contains information sent to the Gambling Commission from licensing authorities detailing their gambling related licensing activity.
Licensing authorities (LAs) have a statutory duty to provide specific information to the Commission about aspects of gambling regulation – for example, the grant of premises licences.
The Commission collates and analyses the information it receives from LAs to help it, LAs and the Government understand the local and national landscape of gambling regulation.
The Commission continues to work with licensing authorities in order to maximise the efficiency of data collection. This includes data provided by LAs who submitted previous returns late after the established deadline. As a consequence, the data provided in this report may differ from that published previously.
This report provides statistics by licensing authorities (LAs) in respect of their duties under the Gambling Act 2005 for the regulation of gambling in Great Britain. This edition contains comparative data dating back to April 2009 and is updated to include the reporting period to March 2021.
This year only 276 of Britain’s 368 LAs supplied data for the report. Because of this data shortage we could not produce a meaningful full report.