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Historic data from the Gaming Board regarding Playboy Club London Ltd

Request date: 1 March 2023

This version was printed or saved on: 15 June 2024

Online version: https://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/about-us/freedomofinformation/historic-data-from-the-gaming-board-regarding-playboy-club-london-ltd

Request

Please consider this email to be a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act.

I would like to obtain historic data from your preceding organisation the Games Board regarding Playboy Club London Ltd when it was in operation between 1972 and 1982. I would like the following information:

  1. a list of the names of licensed/certificated croupiers, dealers, cashiers, inspectors, pit bosses/supervisors and security staff that worked in this time period for the Playboy Club in Park Lane, London.
  2. a list of the names of licensed/certificated croupiers, dealers, cashiers, inspectors, pit bosses/supervisors and security staff that worked in this time period for the Clermont Club, Berkeley Square, London.
  3. A list of historic information held by the Gaming Commission about the Playboy Club London company in the 1970s and 1980s.

Response

Thank you for your request which has been processed under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

In your email you have requested historic data from The Gambling Commissions preceding organisation, the Games Board regarding Playboy Club London Ltd when it was in operation between 1972 and 1982. I would like the following information:

  1. a list of the names of licensed/certificated croupiers, dealers, cashiers, inspectors, pit bosses/supervisors and security staff that worked in this time period for the Playboy Club in Park Lane, London.
  2. a list of the names of licensed/certificated croupiers, dealers, cashiers, inspectors, pit bosses/supervisors and security staff that worked in this time period for the Clermont Club, Berkeley Square, London.
  3. A list of historic information held by the Gaming Commission about the Playboy Club London company in the 1970s and 1980s.

I can confirm that when the Commission took over from the Gaming Board in 2007 there were no electronic files transferred from the Gaming Board to the Commission, therefore, we do not hold any electronic information that predates this period of time.

We did hold some paper records relating to the Gaming Board, however, these were destroyed in 2020 as part of our records management deletion process.

As such I can confirm that no information is held falling within the scope of your request.

Review of the decision

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your Freedom of Information request you are entitled to an internal review of our decision. You should write to FOI Team, Gambling Commission, 4th floor, Victoria Square House, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B2 4BP or by reply to this email.

Please note, internal review requests should be made within 40 working days of the initial response. Requests made outside this timeframe will not be processed.

If you are not content with the outcome of our review, you may then apply directly to the Information Commissioner (ICO) for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have already exhausted the review procedure provided by the Gambling Commission.

The ICO can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office (opens in a new tab), Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Information Management Team
Gambling Commission
Victoria Square House
Victoria Square
Birmingham B2 4BP