Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Non-commercial equal chance gaming


Casino nights can be held as non-commercial equal chance gaming. 

Equal chance gaming includes games such as poker or bingo, where the chances are equally favourable to all participants and players are not competing against a bank.

In non-commercial equal chance gaming the charitable funds are usually raised through an entrance fee, participation fee, or through other payments related to the gaming. The maximum amount that a player may be charged is £8 per day (this includes entrance or participation fees, stakes and any other payments in relation to the gaming).  

Organisers must ensure that the total amount paid out in prizes remains below £600 in total across all players. However, where an event is the final one of a series in which all of the players have previously taken part, a higher prize fund of up to £900 is allowed.

Please contact us if you have any further questions on casino nights.

Page last reviewed: November 2011

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