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Guidance to licensing authorities

The Gambling Commission's guidance for licensing authorities.


8 - Mandatory conditions – small casino premises licences

17.47. A notice shall be displayed at all entrances to the casino stating that no person under the age of 18 will be admitted.

17.48. Small casinos must provide a minimum table gaming area of 500m2. In determining the floor area of the table gaming area, any number of separate areas within the casino may be taken into account. However, no area counting towards the minimum table gaming area may comprise less than 12.5 percent of the total minimum table gaming area. No gambling shall be permitted in the table gaming area of the casino other than gambling by way of table gaming.

17.49. Small casinos must offer a non-gambling area of a minimum of 250m2. These areas must be readily available to customers (for example, offices, kitchen areas, employee areas will not count). They may include, but should not consist exclusively of, lavatories and lobby areas. The area must also include recreational facilities for casino customers that are available for use when the casino is open; where there is more than one area each area must contain recreational facilities. No gambling facilities may be offered in the non-gambling areas. In England and Wales the non-gambling area may consist of one or more areas within the casino.

17.50. Clear and accessible information about the terms on which a bet may be placed should be displayed in a prominent position on the premises.

17.51. No more than 40 separate betting positions may be made available for use if betting is provided by means of terminals rather than an over the counter service.

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