Gambling licence

Licensing authorities have powers to licence gambling premises located within their area, as well as undertaking functions in relation to lower stake gaming machines and clubs and miners’ welfare institutes.

The Gambling Act 2005 provides a system of temporary use notices; similar to Temporary Event Notices with the Licensing Act 2003, These authorise premises that are not licensed generally for gambling purposes to be used for certain types of gambling, for limited periods.

The Government is aware of the dangers posed by excessive gambling and so Act includes the strongest protections for children and the vulnerable. Any problematic premises can also be reviewed by the Licensing Authority and/or The Gambling Commission.