Bingo Premises

Pub Bingo

Pubs that wish to provide facilities for bingo may do so under section 279 of the Act.

The following rules apply:

  • the maximum amount that may be staked by a player in a game of bingo is £5;
  • no amounts may be deducted from sums staked or won;
  • players may not be charged a fee for taking part;
  • there should be no linking of games between premises; and,
  • nobody under 18 may participate.

As with clubs, pubs that wish to offer high turnover bingo (i.e. where stakes or prizes exceed £2000 per week) will require a bingo operating licence from the Gambling Commission.

See the Commission’s website (details above) for further information.