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Gambling and lotteries

The Gambling Act 2005 was introduced to modernise gambling legislation and gave local authorities responsibility for issuing certain gaming licences, permits, registrations and Temporary Use Notices in respect of gaming, betting or participating in a Lottery.

Statement of principles

How we deal with application of licenses and permits

Premises licence

Find out when a premises license is required


When gambling permits are required

Temporary and occasional use

Short-term notices can be issued for the temporary or occasional use of premises for gambling or betting purposes

Small society lotteries

Societies wishing to sell lottery tickets must be registered