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Appendix C: Summary of gaming entitlements for clubs and alcohol-licensed premises

Members’ club or MW institute with club gaming permitClubs established to provide facilities for gaming of a prescribed kind (currently bridge or whist clubs)Members’ club or commercial club with club machine permitMembers’ club, commercial club or MW institute without a club gaming permit or club machine permitPubs and other alcohol-licensed premises
Equal chance gamingYesBridge and/or Whist onlyYesYesYes
Limits on stakesNo limitNo limitPoker
£1000 / week
£250 / day
£10 /person per game

Other gaming
No limit
Poker
£1000 / week
£250 / day
£10 /person per game

Other gaming
No limit
Poker
£100 / premises per day

Other gaming
£5 / person per game

Cribbage & dominoes
No limit
Limits on prizesNo limitNo limitPoker
£250 / game

Other gaming
No limit
Poker
£250 / game

Other gaming
No limit
Poker
£100 / game

Other gaming
No limit
Max participation fees – per person per dayBridge/whist
£20

Other gaming
£3

£18 (without club gaming permit)
£20 (with club gaming permit
Bridge/whist
£18

Other gaming
£3 (for a commercial club)
£1 (members’ club)
Bridge/whist
£18

Other gaming
£1
None permitted
Bankers/unequal chance gamingPontoon
Chemin de fer
None permittedNone permittedNone permittedNone permitted
Limits on bingo††Maximum of £2,000 / week in stakes or prizes.No bingo permittedMaximum of £2,000 / week in stakes or prizes.Maximum of £2,000 / week in stakes or prizes.Maximum of £2,000 / week in stakes or prizes.

References

On a day when no other facilities for gaming are provided.

†† If more than the maximum, then an operating licence will be required.

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