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Pubs and clubs toolkit

Commercial betting is not allowed in pubs, clubs or similar alcohol licensed premises. Working closely with local police, our compliance managers and local groups like PubWatch to get that message out is key to preventing the need for enforcement action.

But when it is required those who are facilitating betting or those exceeding exempt gaming limits in alcohol licensed premises can have the exemption which permits gaming in pubs removed, have their alcohol licence reviewed, be cautioned, ordered to carry out unpaid work, ordered to pay costs or fined.

Working with HMRC to ensure any tax issues are also addressed can be an extra deterrent.

GLA: Part 25 Clubs
GLA: Part 26 Premises licensed to sell alcohol

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GLA: Appendix A Summary of machine provisions by premises
GLA: Appendix B Summary of gaming machine categories and entitlements
GLA: Appendix C Summary of gaming entitlements for clubs and alcohol licensed premises


Also see

Code of practice for equal chance gaming in clubs and premises with an alcohol licence

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Code of practice for gaming machines in clubs and premises with an alcohol licence

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