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Guidance to licensing authorities

The Gambling Commission's guidance for licensing authorities.


5 - Multiple activity premises

16.13. It is not unusual for different licensed activities to take place within an area, such as a track or holiday park, with those licensed activities attracting different machine entitlements. For example, an area could include FECs, adult gaming centres (AGCs) and bingo, whilst also having an alcohol licence.

16.14. It is worth checking, from the plans and a site visit, that the gaming machine entitlements are not being exceeded, and that appropriate signage to prevent unlawful entry is in place where applicable.

16.15. It may be necessary to determine, if an area shown in the plan as part of the ‘club’ premises is separated from another with an alcohol premises licence, that the machines intended to be made available in each part are within the respective, allowable limits. Part 25 of this guidance greater detail on the requirements for clubs and Appendix A provides details of the machine entitlements and gaming activities for clubs.

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