Licenced Betting Offices in Aberdeen 2007-13

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Richard Richardson

Dear Aberdeen City Licensing Board,

Please could you release to me information on how many Licensed Betting Offices were licensed in the borough in each year from 2007 to 2013.

For clarity: I wish to understand the total number of bookmakers licenced in each year 2007-13 and how that has changed over time.

This means that licenced bookmakers whose licences have lapsed, been surrendered or have been revoked need to be included, just information of when the currently licenced premises were first licenced is potentially misleading when analysing the trend over time.

Some councils make their current register available online,
unfortunately this gives just the current number not the historic trend.

Yours faithfully,

Richard Richardson

Arlene Dunbar, Aberdeen City Licensing Board

ABERDEEN CITY LICENSING BOARD

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Subject: Freedom of Information request - Licenced Betting Offices in
Aberdeen 2007-13

 

Dear Aberdeen City Licensing Board,

 

Please could you release to me information on how many Licensed Betting
Offices were licensed in the borough in each year from 2007 to 2013.

 

For clarity: I wish to understand the total number of bookmakers licenced
in each year 2007-13 and how that has changed over time.

 

This means that licenced bookmakers whose licences have lapsed, been
surrendered or have been revoked need to be included, just information of
when the currently licenced premises were first licenced is potentially
misleading when analysing the trend over time.

 

Some councils make their current register available online, unfortunately
this gives just the current number not the historic trend.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Richard Richardson

 

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Arlene Dunbar, Aberdeen City Licensing Board

Dear Mr Richardson

 

Thank you for your information request of 04  April 2014 made under the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA).  Aberdeen City
Licensing Board (ACLB) has completed the necessary search for the
information requested and can confirm that the information is available. 
I apologise for the delay in responding.

 

Answer

The number of premises with a Premises Licence -  Betting (Other than a
Track) issued under the Gambling Act 2005 in Aberdeen between 2007 – 2013
is as follows:

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
|Year|No of Premises Licences |No Licences|No of  Licences|No of Licences|
| |– Betting (Other than a |Surrendered|Lapsed |Revoked |
| |Track) | | | |
|----+------------------------+-----------+---------------+--------------|
|2007|50 |0 |0 |0 |
|----+------------------------+-----------+---------------+--------------|
|2008|52 |0 |0 |0 |
|----+------------------------+-----------+---------------+--------------|
|2009|54 |1 |0 |0 |
|----+------------------------+-----------+---------------+--------------|
|2010|55 |0 |0 |0 |
|----+------------------------+-----------+---------------+--------------|
|2011|57 |0 |0 |0 |
|----+------------------------+-----------+---------------+--------------|
|2012|57 |1 |0 |0 |
|----+------------------------+-----------+---------------+--------------|
|2013|58 |1 |0 |0 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

We hope this helps with your request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Arlene Dunbar

Registered Paralegal

 

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Registered Paralegal | Team 3 | Litigation and Licensing | Legal and
Democratic Services | Corporate Governance | Aberdeen City Council |
Business Hub 6 | Level 1 South | Marischal College | Broad Street |
Aberdeen | AB10 1AB | Tel 01224 523411 | Fax 01224 522937
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Richard Richardson

Dear Arlene Dunbar,

Many thanks for this clear and complete response.

Thank you

Yours sincerely,

Richard Richardson

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