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Occasional Use Notices (OUNs)
Where it is intended to use premises for track betting for less than 8 days in any calendar year, OUNs may be used instead of a full Premises Licence. In this instance, a 'track' is regarded to be a racecourse or any other location at which a race or sporting event is due to take place.
OUNs may only be submitted by persons responsible for the administration of track events, or by an occupier of the track. Any person who wishes to take bets at an event covered by an OUN must hold an appropriate Betting Operating Licence, issued by the Gambling Commission.
TUNs allow the use of premises for gambling where there is no Premises Licence but where a gambling operator wishes to use the premises temporarily for providing facilities for gambling. Premises that might be suitable for a temporary use notice may include hotels, conference centres and sporting venues.
A premises may not be used for gambling under TUNs for more than 21 days in any 12-month period.
TUN applications can only be made by a person or organisation that holds a relevant Operating Licence issued by the Gambling Commission.
- Temporary Use Notice application form - for fixed premises
- Temporary Use Notice application form - for vessels
The Secretary of State has restricted the effect of TUNs - they may only be used to provide equal chance prize gaming (excluding gaming machines), in the form of a competition with a single overall winner. No other type of gambling activity may be provided under the authority of a TUN.