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Guidance to licensing authorities

The Gambling Commission's guidance for licensing authorities.


1 - Small society lotteries

34.1. The Act denotes ‘local authorities’ as being responsible for registering societies to run small society lotteries, as opposed to licensing authorities. S.2 of the Act defines licensing authorities and s.25 defines local authorities, with both given the same definition. The Commission considers therefore that for the purposes of the Act both terms are broadly the same, and in the interests of consistency with the other areas of this guidance, we refer throughout this part to licensing authorities, as opposed to local authorities, except when referring to lottery licences that local authorities can apply for themselves.

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