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Guidance to licensing authorities

The Gambling Commission's guidance for licensing authorities.


1 - Introduction

7.1. Considering applications for premises licences is the main business of the licensing authority in terms of local gambling regulation. Where an individual or company uses premises or causes or permits premises to be used to offer gambling, a premises licence is required.

7.2. Premises licences are issued by the licensing authority with responsibility for the area in which the premises are situated. Guidance on dealing with premises which are situated in more than one licensing authority can be found at paragraph 7.10.

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