Gambling and Betting Licences - More Information
4.2 Personal Licences
These will also be issued by the Gambling Commission. It is a mandatory condition of an Operating Licence that at least one person holds a management office and that person must hold a Personal Licence.
The purpose of the Personal Licence is to ensure that individuals who control gambling facilities are fit and proper persons.
Personal Licences last indefinitely and are not transferable.
(Some small scale operators will be exempted from the requirement to hold a Personal Licence. In general, any business which has less than three management ('qualifying') positions will be regarded as a small scale operator).