Small Society Lotteries

  Any non-commercial society that wishes to promote small lotteries, raffles, prize draws or similar, in order to raise funds for a purpose of the society, must be registered with the local authority for the area in which the principal offices of...

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Temporary Use Notices

A person holding the appropriate operating licence issued by the Gambling Commission can serve a notice on the Licensing Authority regarding the temporary use of a premises for the use for gambling without the necessary operator’s licence...

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Gaming Machine Permits

 In order for a premises to site gaming machines some form of authorisation is normally required. Typically this is: an operating licence from the Gambling Commission and a gambling premises licence from a licensing authority an alcohol premises...

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Casino Premises/Casino Nights

Casino gaming includes games like roulette and blackjack where players compete against the ‘house’ or a banker, rather than against one another on equal terms. Commercial casino gaming is licensed and regulated by the Gambling...

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Bingo Premises

Cash bingo is primarily a commercial activity, and is licensed and regulated by the Gambling Commission. If you wish to provide cash bingo on a commercial basis you should consult the Commission. Prize bingo is the kind normally played in...

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Hackney Carriage Vehicles

Hackney Carriages are subject to strict licensing rules and regulations to ensure they remain fit for the purpose.  Regular mechanical safety checks are carried out and they are also subject to tests on appearance and cleanliness.  Public safety...

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Private Hire Vehicles

  Private Hire Vehicles cannot ply for hire in the street or at taxi ranks. Journeys must be pre-booked, normally by phone or in person at an operator’s office (cab office). Failure to do so is an offence and invalidates the...

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Sex Establishments

Sex Establishments are required to be licensed under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982. A sex establishment can either be Sex Shop or a Cinema. A sex shop is a premises used for business which consists to a significant...

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