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Guidance to licensing authorities

The Gambling Commission's guidance for licensing authorities.


1 - Introduction

9.1. The Act provides that licences may be subject to conditions in a number of ways:

  • they may attach automatically, having been set out on the face of the Act
  • they may attach through regulations made by the Secretary of State or Scottish Ministers
  • they may be attached to operating and personal licences by the Commission
  • they may be attached to premises licences by licensing authorities.

9.2. Conditions may sometimes be general in nature attaching to all licences or all licences of a particular class, or they may be specific to a particular licence.

9.3. Conditions on premises licences should relate only to gambling, as considered appropriate in the light of the principles to be applied by licensing authorities under s.153. Accordingly, if the Commission’s Licence conditions and codes of practice (LCCP) or other legislation places particular responsibilities or restrictions on an employer or the operator of premises, it is not appropriate to impose the same through conditions on a premises licence.

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