Gambling

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    Gambling

    The Gambling Act 2005 came into force in September 2007. The legislation can be viewed here.

    The central government department with responsibility for the legislation is the Department of Culture, Media and Sport. More information can be found on their website

    The Act comprehensively updates existing gambling laws that are several decades old, providing new powers and protections for both new and old forms of gambling. The Act has three clear objectives:

    • Keeping gambling crime free
    • Making sure that gambling is fair and open
    • Protecting children and vulnerable adults

    The Act covers two main activities:

    • Providing facilities for gambling
    • Using premises for gambling

    In either case, you must hold the appropriate permission. Permission may come from a licence, permit, or registration granted according to the Act, or from an exemption given by the Act.

    Local authorities licence gambling premises within their area, as well as undertaking functions in relation to lower stake gaming machines and clubs and miners' welfare institutes. Licensing authorities will undertake inspections and enforce the conditions on these issued licences, permits and notices.

    The Gambling Commission shares with local licensing authorities the responsibility for granting gaming and betting permissions. You will need to contact them for information on operating and personal licence requirements. For more information visit www.gamblingcommision.gov.uk

    Providing facilities for gambling will be subject to varying degrees of regulation, depending on:

    • Type of gambling
    • Means by which it is conducted
    • People by whom and to whom it is offered

    Gambling

    Gambling

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    The Gambling Act 2005 legislation came into force in September 2007.

    Breckland Gambling Statement of Prinicples

    Breckland Gambling Statement of Prinicples

    Gambling Act Policy

    The Breckland Gambling Statement of Principles can be viewed below:

    Reviews

    Reviews

    Requests for a review of a premises licence can be made by interested parties or responsible authorities. However, it is for the licensing authority to decide whether the review is to be carried out. This decision will be made on the basis of whether the request for the review is relevant to the matters listed below:
    • In accordance with any relevant code of practice issued by the Gambling Commission;
    • In accordance with any relevant guidance issued by the Gambling Commission;

    Gambling Permits

    Gambling Permits

    Club gaming permits and club machine permits

    Gambling Act Fees

    Gambling Act Fees

     

     

    Statement of Principles

    Statement of Principles

    Licensing authorities are required by the Gambling Act to publish a statement of the principles which they propose to apply when exercising their functions.

    This statement must be reviewed and published at least every three years and any amended parts re-consulted on.

    Gaming Machine Categories

    Gaming Machine Categories

    Gaming machines fall into categories depending on the maximum stake and prize available:

    Small Society Lotteries

    Small Society Lotteries

    Who needs a Small Society Lottery Registration?