Gambling rules come in

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DONCASTER Council has launched its new gambling policy.

The document sets out the basis for all licensing decisions to be taken over the next three years.

The policy creates a regime of ‘firm but fair regulation’, which enables residents and visitors to enjoy gambling and recognises the contribution of the sector to the economic development of the borough – but also takes account of highlighting the potential risks of gambling.

Deputy Mayor, Councillor Cynthia Ransome, said: “Doncaster is famous for racing and is home to the world’s oldest classic horse race, the St Leger.

“Gambling is a part of the town’s heritage and we recognise its importance to the local economy. We also know gambling can be addictive and cause problems for some. We urge local people to gamble responsibly.”

The policy was produced by the authority under the Gambling Act 2005.

It will come into effect on January 31.