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The Gambling Act 2005 controls all gambling and lottery competitions (with the exception of the National Lottery and spread betting).

The Act Created Three Objectives:

  1. To prevent crime and disorder
  2. To ensure gambling was conducted in a fair and open way
  3. To protect children and vulnerable persons from harm

You will need to apply for a licence if your business deals with any of the following gambling activities:  

As a Local Authority our Responsibilites are to:

  • Licence premises for gambling activities
  • Consider notices given for the temporary use of premises for gambling
  • Grant permits for gaming and gaming machines in clubs and miners’ welfare institutes
  • Regulate gaming and gaming machines in alcohol licensed premises
  • Grant permits to family entertainment centres for the use of certain lower stake gaming machines
  • Grant permits for prize gaming
  • Consider occasional use notices for betting at tracks

Apply for a Licence

Individuals and companies who intend to provide facilities for certain types of gambling must obtain a licence either from the Gambling Commission for:

Or from us for:

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