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Guidance

Guidance to licensing authorities

Our guidance for licensing authorities.

Contents


Changes to the Guidance for Licensing Authorities

  1. April 2021 Update

    Added Part 1 - General guidance on the role and responsibilities of licensing authorities in gambling regulation - Primary legislation - 1.14 & 1.19

    Added Part 16: Gaming machines - The meaning of ‘available for use’ - 16.17, 16.18, 16.19, 16.20, 16.21, 16.22, 16.23, 16.24, 16.25 and 16.26

    Added Part 17: Casinos - Controlling where gaming machines may be played – casino - 17.58

    Added Part 18: Bingo - Gaming machines - 18.8

    Added Part 19: Betting premises - Gaming machines - 19.5

    Added Part 21: Adult gaming centres - Self-exclusion - 21.4

    Added Part 34: Small society lotteries - Application and registration process for small society lotteries - 24.29

    Added Appendix I: Glossary of terms – OPSS

    Amended Part 1: General guidance on the role and responsibilities of licensing authorities in gambling regulation: Co-ordination and contact – 1.10

    Amended Part 1: General guidance on the role and responsibilities of licensing authorities in gambling regulation: Primary legislation – 1.18

    Amended Part 2: The licensing framework – Introduction - 2.3

    Amended Part 3: The Gambling Commission - Main functions of the Commission - 3.5

    Amended Part 3: The Gambling Commission - Relationship between the Commission and licensing authorities - 3.9 and 3.10

    Amended Part 6: Licensing authority policy statement - Local risk assessments - 6.44

    Amended Part 6: Licensing authority policy statement - Consultation process - 6.58

    Amended Part 7: Premises licences - Applications - 7.41

    Amended Part 8: Responsible authorities and interested parties definitions - Responsible authorities - 8.8

    Amended Part 9: Premises licence conditions - S.179 – Pool betting - 9.16

    Amended Part 15: Occasional use notices - Introduction - 15.1

    Amended Part 15: Occasional use notices - Use (and misuse) of OUNs 15.4

    Amended Part 18: Bingo - Gaming machines - 18.8

    Amended Part 20: Tracks - Definition of a track - 20.5

    Amended Part 20: Tracks - Betting on tracks - 20.16, 20.18, 20.19 and 20.20

    Amended Part 20: Tracks - Applications - 20.55

    Amended Part 20: Tracks - Pool betting - 20.64

    Amended Part 21: Adult gaming centres - Gaming machine - 21.5

    Amended Part 24: Unlicensed family entertainment centres - Introduction - 24.2

    Amended Part 25: Clubs - Permits - 25.54

    Amended Part 29: Poker - Advertising - 29.52

    Amended Part 34: Small society lotteries - Application and registration process for small society lotteries - 34.40 and 34.41

    Amended Part 36: Compliance and enforcement matters - Powers of entry in Scotland - 36.18, 39.19 and 36.20

    Amended Part 36: Compliance and enforcement matters - Illegal gambling - 36.25

    Amended Part 36: Compliance and enforcement matters - Test purchasing and age verification - 36.32

    Amended Appendix I: Glossary of terms - DCMS changed to Department for Digital Culture Media and Sport

    Removed Part 1: General guidance on the role and responsibilities of licensing authorities in gambling regulation - Co-ordination and contact - 1.11 and 1.12

    Removed Part 13: Information exchange - Information the Commission makes available to licensing authorities - 13.18

    Removed Part 16: Gaming machines - The meaning of ‘available for use’ - 16.17, 16.18, 16.19, 16.20, 16.21 and 16.22

    Removed Part 29: Poker - Advertising - 29.53 and 29.54

    Removed Part 36: Compliance and enforcement matters - Illegal gambling - 36.22

    Removed Appendix I: Glossary of terms - BRDO

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