Gambling permit information
We are currently experiencing a large number of telephone calls into the service with queries.
If you need to contact us, at the moment we would appreciate an email setting out your enquiry. For general licensing matters, the email address is firstname.lastname@example.org/.
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Permits are issued to premises that either offer very low stakes and to premises whose primary function is not the provision of gambling facilities.
Premises eligible to apply to us for permits are:
- Unlicensed family entertainment centres
- Alcohol licensed premises
- clubs (commercial and non-commercial)
- premises offering commercial prize gambling.
Gambling premises are regulated by the Gambling Act 2005. The Gambling Act came into force on 1st September 2007. Its purpose is to strengthen the protection for consumers who take part in gambling and also to reduce the amount of regulation for those running gambling activities.
The Gambling Act 2005 sets three licensing objectives:
- Preventing gambling from being a source of crime or disorder, associated with crime or disorder or used to support crime.
- Ensuring that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way.
- Protecting children and other vulnerable people from being harmed or exploited by gambling.
We issue the following types of permits:
- Club gaming and machine permits
- Licensed premises gaming machine permits
- Prize gaming permits
- Unlicensed family entertainment centre gaming machine permit
- Lottery licences
- Occasional and temporary use notices.
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