Gambling Act 2005
The Gambling Act 2005 became law on the 7 April 2005 and replaced most of the existing law involving gambling in Great Britain. Its aim is to provide an improved and more comprehensive structure of gambling regulation.
The Act implements its controls through three bodies: local authorities, the Gambling Commission (external link) and the Government.
COVID-19: INFORMATION FOR OPERATORS RE-OPENING LAND-BASED GAMBLING PREMISES
From 15 June, betting shops in England are permitted to open.
The Gambling Commision have published some FAQs aimed at helping operators manage compliance with Government Covid-19 guidance on re-opening with continued compliance with the licence conditions and codes of practice (LCCP).
At this time no other gambling premises in England are permitted to open and no announcements have been made about premises in Scotland and Wales.
- New premises licence applications
- Miscellaneous applications
- Provisional statements
- Family entertainment centres
- Licensed premises gaming notifications
- Licensed premises gaming machine permits
- Club gaming and gaming machine permits
- Prize gaming
- Temporary use notices
- List of Licensing Fees 2023/2024 (pdf)
- Public register (not currently available)
- Statement of Principles 2022-2025
- Help and guidance
- General information about the Act
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