Lotteries and Gambling

Gambling is regulated to ensure that it is fair and open, to protect children and other vulnerable people and to prevent crime or disorder. If you want to carry out any regulated gambling activities you may need a licence.

Gambling licences are often closely related to Premises Licences and licences for other forms of regulated entertainment.

Certain small lotteries, bingo and other gambling done for fundraising purposes may not need licensing

Licensing lotteries promoted for the benefit of a non-commercial society.

Licensing premises that are used for gambling

Licensing gaming machines at premises licensed under the Licensing Act 2003 for the sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises

Gaming in commercial and member's clubs

Licensing arcades and similar premises providing gaming machines

Providing certain low-level gaming where prizes are issued

Permitting gambling at tracks for short periods

Permitting gambling at non-licensed premises on a temporary basis

A statement of the principles that will be applied when dealing with Gambling Act licences