Consultation on Regulation of Gambling in Northern Ireland

Consultation opened on 16 December 2019. Closing date 21 February 2020.


In December 2019, the Department for Communities launched a public consultation on the regulation of gambling in Northern Ireland.

This consultation, which ran from 16 December 2019 to 21 February 2020, sought the public’s views on the appropriateness of current gambling law here. This was to help identify areas of gambling activity that might be included in any future legislation.

A report on the results of that consultation together with response tables have been prepared and are now available.


Consultation description

This consultation paper has been drafted to seek public opinion on the current gambling law in Northern Ireland, and to seek views on whether changes are now necessary to ensure Northern Ireland has a more flexible and modern licensing framework capable of responding to the many societal and technical changes which have occurred in the industry. We are keen to hear the views of all parties with an interest in gambling in Northern Ireland, so that relevant views and evidence can be taken into account in any future policy decisions.    

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