Gambling Act 2005


Gambling Act 2005

The Gambling Act 2005 came fully into force on 1st September 2007 and the responsibility for gambling is split between Local Authorities and the Gambling Commission.

The Act deals with Gaming, Lotteries and Betting.

Statement of Principles and Other Information

The Gambling Act 2005 requires Local Authorities to publish a Statement of Principles.


Small Society Lotteries are often run by volunteers but you do need to apply to us for a licence.

Gambling Premises Licences

Premises Licences are  issued by us and include:

  • Casino Premises Licence
  • Bingo Premises Licence
  • Adult Gaming Centre Premises Licence
  • Family Entertainment Centre Premises Licence
  • Betting Premises licence

Gambling Permits

The Gambling Act introduced a range of permits for gaming machines, which are granted by us.

Temporary Use Notices

Temporary Use Notices allow the use of a premises for gambling where there is no premises licence but where a gambling operator wishes to use the premises temporarily for providing facilities for gambling.

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