Carmarthenshire County Council is undertaking a review of its Gambling Policy as it approaches the end of its three-year term.

The council wants to hear the views of residents, businesses, licence holders and their representatives on the exercise of its gambling functions under the current policy, which was adopted in December 2018.

The online engagement programme runs until November 21 and can be accessed at

The council’s Cabinet Member for Public Protection, Cllr Phillip Hughes said: “The consultation provides an opportunity for people to contribute to the review of Carmarthenshire’s Gambling policy.

"We look forward to receiving everyone’s comments and ideas to ensure that we are able to maintain an effective licensing system for Carmarthenshire.”

Consultation feedback will be used to review the existing Gambling policy which is expected to be presented to Council on March 9, 2022 for approval.

The current policy sets out the approach that Carmarthenshire County Council takes in carrying out its licensing duties under the Gambling Act 2005.

"It covers the licensing of gambling premises as well as functions in relation to certain types of gaming machines in other premises and the provision of small society lotteries within the county," said a council statement.

"It also identifies how the council carries out its licensing duties to promote the licensing objectives, such as preventing gambling from being a source of crime or disorder, being associated with crime and disorder or being used to support crime, and ensuring gambling is conducted in a fair and open way.

"It also safeguards children and other vulnerable people from being harmed or exploited by gambling."