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Guidance to licensing authorities

The Gambling Commission's guidance for licensing authorities.


2 - Bingo in clubs

25.7. Clubs and miners’ welfare institutes are able to provide facilities for playing bingo under s.275 of the Act or in accordance with a permit under s.271, provided that the restrictions in s.275 are complied with. These include that in any seven day period the aggregate stakes or prizes for bingo must not exceed £2,000 (Code of practice for equal chance gaming in clubs and premises with an alcohol licence). If that limit is breached the club must hold a bingo operator’s licence and the relevant operating, personal and premises licences must be sought. The bingo must comply with any code issued by the Commission under s.24 of the Act (Code of practice for gaming in clubs and premises with an alcohol licence). Further information about bingo in clubs can be found in paragraphs 18.13 to 18.1513.

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