The Gambling Act 2005

The Gambling Act 2005 regulates commercial gambling in the UK, including arcades, betting, bingo, casinos, gaming machines and lotteries (except the National Lottery, which is governed by the National Lottery Commission).

The Gambling Act covers three main objectives:

-         To keep gambling crime free

-         Make sure gambling is fair and open

-         Protect children and vulnerable adults

It covers two main activities; providing facilities for gambling and using premises for gambling. In either case, the correct licence or permit must be held. The Gambling Commission and licensing authorities manage the day to day regulation of the gambling industry.

We have experience of working within the gambling industry, from independent operators to large casinos and multiple operators. We will work with you to ensure you have the correct licence.

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Licensing Update

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National Franchise Exhibition 2019

Date: 04.10.2019

Hall 3, The NEC
Solihull
Birmingham
B40 1NT

We will be exhibiting at the National Franchise Show at Birmingham NEC on Friday 4th - Saturday 5th October.

We will be at stand E270 so please come by and speak to us about any franchise related enquiries.

 If you would...

Greene King v Gambling Commission

The First-Tier Tribunal has allowed the appeal of Greene King against the decision of the Gambling Commission ...

The Rank Group Plc v HMRC

On 8 July, the Supreme Court found against The Rank Group plc (‘Rank’) in the latest decision on the long-...

Motorway Services Licensing

Following on from the announcement that J D Wetherspoon is set to open a pub at a motorway services off the M4...

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