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Gambling and Betting Licences - More Information

3. Licensing Functions

3.1 The Licensing Authority will:

  • License premises for gambling activities
  • Consider notices for 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 licensed premises
  • Grant permits for adult gaming centres and family entertainment centres
  • Grant permits for prize gaming (e.g. bingo)
  • Consider occasional use notices for betting tracks
  • Register small society lotteries

3.2 Section.153 of the Act requires licensing authorities to aim to authorise the use of premises for gambling in so far as it is in accordance with:

  • Commission guidance
  • Relevant codes of practice (issued under s.24 of the Act)
  • The licensing objectives
  • The authority's Statement of Licensing Principles (Licensing Policy).

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