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Guidance to licensing authorities

The Gambling Commission's guidance for licensing authorities.


8 - Scotland

26.39. The provisions of the Act which relate to gaming and gaming machines in licensed premises also apply to Scotland. In Scotland they apply to premises which have a premises licence granted under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 (opens in new tab), provided that it is not a licence authorising the sale of alcohol for consumption off the premises only.

26.40. The provisions affecting licensed premises gaming machine permits in Scotland have been set out separately. This is because Schedule 13 of the Act does not apply in Scotland. Instead, Scottish Ministers have power under s.285 of the Act to make regulations about the regime in Scotland. The same also applies to gaming and gaming machine permits for clubs in Scotland. Schedule 12 of the Act does not apply in that case and, instead, Scottish Ministers have the power to make provision in regulations about the regime for club gaming and club machine permits. The Scottish Government has made separate regulations in this regard (SSI No 505/2007: The Licensed Premises Gaming Machine Permits (Scotland) Regulations 2007 (opens in new tab) & SSI No 504/2007: The Club Gaming and Club Machine Permits (Scotland) Regulations 2007 (opens in new tab)). It is also important to note that, in Scotland, Schedule 12 does not apply to clubs licensed to sell alcohol (by virtue of s.274(2) of the Act).

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