Lotteries and the Gambling Act 2005
Guidance on lotteries and the Gambling Act 2005 for local authorities
- Definition of a lottery
- Definition of ‘prize’
- Definition of ‘society’
- Application and Duration
- Annual Fee
- Refusal of application
- Revocation of a small society’s registered status
- Lottery Tickets
- Lottery Proceeds
- Lottery Prizes
- Administration and returns
- Lottery register
- Types of lottery that do not require a registration or licence (exempt lotteries)
- When is a lottery not a lottery?
- Common Problems
The society may request the registration is cancelled by putting their request to you in writing. You must, as soon as possible, confirm to the society that the registration is cancelled, and inform the Gambling Commission of the cancellation.
You may also cancel the small society registration if the society fails to pay the annual fee. You can do this by writing to the society to confirm the cancellation and notifying the Commission that you have cancelled the registration.Previous section
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Last updated: 11 October 2021
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