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  1. Guidance on small society lotteries

    Small society lotteries, often run by schools and other community organisations, are caught by the provisions in the Gambling Act 2005 relating to children. Small society lottery organisers and promoters will commit offences if they sell tickets to under 16s.

    Lottery organisers and promoters are reminded that these lotteries should ensure that they comply with the provisions of the Gambling Act 2005 and that in particular children should not be involved in the sale or purchase of small society lottery tickets. The provisions relating to this type of lottery are set out in this attachment.

  2. Notice of gambling for occasional use.

    Notice of gambling for occasional use.

  3. Small lottery return form

    If you run a lottery you are required by law to make a return to the local authority that gives you permission to run the lottery. This requires two members of the society to make a declaration about how the lottery was run.

  4. Notification Lacors

    Notifcation of two or less gaming machines or gaming machine permit for more than two machines.

  5. Application for premises licence

    Application for premises licence under the Gambling Act 2005.

  6. Guidance notes on gambling provisional statements

    Guidance notes on gambling provisional statements.

  7. Premises licence (vessel)

    Premises licence for a vessel under the Gambling Act 2005.

  8. Gaming machine application

    Application for club gaming permit or club machine permit.

  9. Provisional statement application

    A Provisional Statement is used for premises which are intended to become licensed, but which have not yet been built or converted. A provisional statement therefore, acts as an indicator whether a premises licence is likely to be granted upon completion of the construction work or alterations in accordance with the plans.

  10. Street collection regulations

    Street collection regulations.

  11. Provisional statement (vessel)

    A Provisional Statement is used for premises which are intended to become licensed, but which have not yet been built or converted. A provisional statement therefore, acts as an indicator whether a premises licence is likely to be granted upon completion of the construction work or alterations in accordance with the plans.

  12. Gambling policy (pdf)

    Revised statement of licensing effective from January 2013.

  13. Notice of application for a premises licence

    Notice of when someone has applied for a premises licence.

  14. Draft Gambling Policy

    Draft Statement of Gambling Policy

  15. Notice of application for provisional statement

    Provisional statements are for those who have an interest in premises, but don’t necessarily own the premises, or are not in a position to say that they intend to operate a business there. It could be that the individual or business applying for a provisional statement, wants to be sure that there isn’t any opposition to a particular proposal, before they spend large sums of money.

    The application and consultation process for a ‘provisional statement’ is the same as for a ‘premises licence’ and under normal circumstances, a premises licence application will eventually follow on from the grant of a provisional statement; if the applicant intends to go ahead with the proposal.

  16. Draft Gambling Policy

    Draft Statement of Gambling Policy

  17. Application to vary a premises licence

    Application to vary a premises licence under the Gambling Act 2005.

  18. Publication of statement of licensing policy 2016

    Notice of publication of statement of licensing policy 2016 - Gambling Act 2005.

  19. Noticeof application for a premises licence (Form A)

    Notice to be published announcing application for a premises licence with one applicant.

  20. Revised statement of licensing policy

    Publication of revised statement of licensing policy - Licensing Act 2003.

  21. Notice for a premises licence (Form B)

    Notice of appplication to be published announcing two or more applications have applied for a premises licence.

  22. Gambling Policy 2016

    Gambling Policy 2016

  23. Licensing

    Details of all the different types of licences we can issue. If you want a specific application form see 'related forms' on the left hand side menu or click on the black and white 'application form' tag at the top of the page. .

  24. Notice of application for a provisional statement

    Notice of application for a provisional statement where there is one applicant.

  25. Small lotteries explained

    In essence a lottery is an arrangement which satisfies the statutory description of either a simple lottery or a complex lottery, as per section 14 of the Gambling Act 2005 ("the Act")

    An arrangement is a simple lottery if:

    • Persons are required to pay to participate;
    • One or more prizes are allocated to one or more members of a class; and
    • The prizes are allocated by a process which relies wholly on chance.

    An arrangement is a complex lottery if:

    • Persons are required to pay to participate;
    • One or more prizes are allocated to one or more members of a class;
    • The prizes are allocated by a series of processes; and
    • The first of those processes relies wholly on chance.

    Arrangements that fulfil all of the criteria of either of the above categories are defined as a lottery under the Act.

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