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Guidance to licensing authorities

The Gambling Commission's guidance for licensing authorities.


4 - Conditions that may not be attached to premises licences by licensing authorities

9.32. The Act sets out certain matters that may not be the subject of conditions:

  • s.169(4) prohibits a licensing authority from imposing a condition on a premises licence which makes it impossible to comply with an operating licence condition
  • s.172(10) provides that conditions may not relate to gaming machine categories, numbers, or method of operation
  • s.170 provides that membership of a club or body cannot be required by attaching a condition to a premises licence (the Act specifically removed the membership requirement for casino and bingo clubs and this provision prevents it being reinstated)
  • s.171 prevents a licensing authority imposing conditions in relation to stakes, fees, winnings or prizes.
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Conditions attached through regulations made by the Secretary of State or Scottish Ministers – all premises
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