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Guidance

Guidance to licensing authorities

Our guidance for licensing authorities.

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5 - Bingo

26.28 Alcohol licensed premises are able to provide facilities for bingo21 under s.281 of the Act, provided that the restrictions in s.281 are complied with. These include that, in any seven day period, the aggregate stakes or prizes for bingo must not exceed £2,000. If that limit is exceeded, the relevant operating and personal licences must be sought. It should be noted, however, that the bingo will still be subject to the conditions for exempt gaming prescribed in s.279 of the Act. Further details are provided in Part 18 of this guidance.

26.29 The bingo must comply with any code issued by the Commission under s.24 of the Act.

References

21 For further information regarding this issue Blog: Running bingo events at nightclubs and student union bars and Feature article - Social Bingo

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