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Guidance to licensing authorities

The Gambling Commission's guidance for licensing authorities.


1 - Crown immunity and excluded premises

31.1. With the exception mentioned below, the Act applies to the Crown. This includes government departments and therefore there is no immunity for establishments such as civil service social clubs, which must apply for club machine permits or other permissions in the normal way.

31.2. However, the Act has no effect in relation to anything done on premises occupied, either on a permanent or temporary basis, by the armed forces namely Her Majesty’s naval, military or air forces.

31.3. The Act enables the Secretary of State to classify a premises as exempt from the Act on the grounds of national security.

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