CCTV Body Worn Camera Policy

11th June 2019

NOTE: This policy is out of date and is displayed for record only. The latest version is available here.


1.1 We make every effort to ensure the building is a safe and enjoyable environment for our visitors – and equally, those who have advised us they wish to self-exclude, we do our best to respect and uphold these wishes.
1.2 To facilitate these efforts, we have employed the use of CCTV and body-worn cameras in the building.


2.1 CCTV is in place in all areas of the building for the prevention and detection of crime and to assist with the arbitration and settlement of gaming disputes. In the entrances and gaming areas, we also use audio recording.
2.2 Recordings are stored on-site and automatically deleted after 31 days, unless required as part of an investigation or dispute.


3.1 Our security staff are equipped with body-worn cameras during the hours of 19.00 and 06.00 daily, however a camera is worn by the Duty Supervisor 24-hours a day.
3.2 These cameras make audio and visual recordings when activated by the wearer – they do not record continuously. Your image will only be captured if you are involved in an altercation or disturbance on the premises, or in the public areas immediately outside our entrances.
3.3 Footage is downloaded at the end of a shift and stored securely on site. It is automatically deleted after 31 days unless required as part of an investigation or dispute. Footage can only be viewed using specialist software.


4.1 Hippodrome Casino has identified the following lawful bases for these processing activities:
a. CCTV – Processing is necessary for compliance with our legal obligations – to ensure a safe playing environment and one which complies with our Gambling Commission obligations – GDPR Article 6 (1)(c).
b. Body-worn cameras – Processing is necessary for compliance with our legal obligations to ensure a safe environment for all visitors – GDPR Article 6(1)(c).


5.1 Data Roles:
a. CCTV / Body-worn cameras – The Data Controller is Hippodrome Casino Ltd, Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square, WC2H 7JH, whom have control of; the collection source, use purposes, legal basis, retention, locations of storage and the security of personal data within this system and other systems or parties in delivery of the service.
5.2 Data Sharing:
a. CCTV / Body-worn cameras – Personal data is only shared with other establishments (such as the authorities) in the event of the footage being required as part of an investigation into criminal or anti-social activity. Hippodrome Casino will be a joint controller of this.
5.3 Data Collection / Retention:
a. CCTV / Body-worn cameras – If your image is collected by our CCTV / body-worn cameras, it will be stored on our secure systems for a period of 31 days, unless being used as part of an investigation.


6.1 Should you wish to exercise your privacy rights or have concerns over any elements of these processing activities, please contact the Hippodrome Privacy Office and we will be happy to help – [email protected]

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