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About gambling licences

Have your say on our new policy

We are now in the process of reviewing our current gambling policy, as we need to publish a new version before the end of 2021. 

We would like to hear your views on our proposed new policy, which you can provide by completing our survey. The consultation will run for four weeks from 13 July until midnight on Tuesday 10 August 2021.

We have provided some documents below that you may wish to review before you complete the survey.

About gambling licences

We’re responsible for licensing premises in South Oxfordshire 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

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01235 422556
(Text phone users add 18001 before dialing)

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South Oxfordshire District Council
135 Eastern Avenue
Milton Park
OX14 4SB