UK Licensed Betting Offices - Addresses & Postcodes

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Dear Gambling Commission,

I would like to submit a formal request under the Freedom of Information act for an up to date list of all licensed betting offices (LBOs/Bookmakers) in the UK including both the company name (e.g. William Hill) and the address (incl. postcode) of the shop.

Yours faithfully,

James Anthony

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Elaine King, Gambling Commission

Dear Mr O’Donnell

 

Ref:  GC_FoI_12/025

 

Thank you for your request for information.

 

Your request was received on 21 March 2012 and I am dealing with it under
the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

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notice will be issued to you, and you will be required to pay before we
will proceed to deal with your request.

 

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Andrew Turton, Gambling Commission

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Dear Mr Anthony

 

Ref:  GC_FoI_12/025

 

I write further to your request dated 21 March 2011 for licensed betting
premises in the UK. 

 

In order to offer facilities for gambling through a betting shop, a
company (or individual) would require an operating licence issued by the
Gambling Commission as well as a premises licence issued by the local
licensing authority.  More information on this is available on our
website:

 

[1]http://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/lic...

 

With regard to premises licence information, the Commission is not
required to maintain a public register of this information, this is the
responsibility of the licensing authorities.  The Commission receives
notifications when premises licences are issued but we are dependent upon
licensing authorities to provide this to us.  As such, we cannot guarantee
that the information is complete, accurate or up to date.  To get a more
precise picture, you could approach the local authorities who will each
maintain an up to date and accurate register for their area.

 

Please find attached the list of licensed betting premises which we have
been notified of.    

 

Please also be advised that the Gambling Act 2005 relates only to Great
Britain and not the UK.

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to request an internal review of our decision, you should
write to the Chief Executive of the Gambling Commission at our Victoria
Square address, printed below.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the review, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision.  Generally, the
Information Commissioner will not make a decision unless you have
exhausted the review procedure provided by the Commission.  The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at [2]www.ico.gov.uk or the
Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire SK9 5AF.

 

If you have any queries about this email, please contact me.  Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Andrew Turton

Information Manager

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Andrew Turton, Gambling Commission

Dear Mr Anthony

 

Ref:  GC_FoI_12/025

 

I refer to our conversation earlier today in which you requested the
information previously provided in an Excel format.

 

The Commission’s current process when releasing this type of information
is to do so in a PDF format.

 

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) provides a general right of
access to information held by public authorities and applicants are
entitled to request the means by which communication is made under section
11.  The Information Commissioner’s Office has the following guidance
available on their website in relation to requests for information in a
specific format:

“Cases have arisen where a complainant has demanded an electronic copy in
a particular format, for example in a word document or a pdf file. The
Commissioner’s view is that there is a distinction between the form in
which a piece of information is communicated e.g. an electronic form, and
how the data is arranged within that form i.e. the specific software
format. In short although an applicant can ask for an electronic copy they
are not entitled to specify down to the next level, the specific software
format.”

The Commission is of the view that your request has been dealt with and
the information has been provided in accordance with the FOIA.  As such,
we will not be providing an Excel version containing the information.   

 

As previously stated, if you are unhappy with the service you have
received in relation to your request and wish to request an internal
review of our decision, you should write to the Chief Executive of the
Gambling Commission at our Victoria Square address, printed below.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the review, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision.  Generally, the
Information Commissioner will not make a decision unless you have
exhausted the review procedure provided by the Commission.  The
Information Commissioner can be contacted at [1]www.ico.gov.uk or the
Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Andrew Turton

Information Manager

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