Including licences for betting shops, race tracks, casinos, amusement arcades, gaming machines, lotteries and bingo.
East Dorset District Council published its latest Gambling Act Statement of Licensing Policy (pdf, 409kb) (opens in a new window) on 7 December 2012 and is available to download. Christchurch Borough Council also published its Latest Statement of Gambling Policy (pdf, 334kb) (opens in a new window) on the 7 December and again this is available to download.
- Gambling premises
The Gambling Act 2005 passed licensing responsibilities relating to bookmakers and gaming machines in pubs and clubs, amongst other gambling matters from the magistrates to district councils. It also allows councils to make policies regarding casinos, lotteries and amusement arcades etc.
If you are planning to hold a raffle or a lottery find out whether you need permission and how you can apply.