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Gambling Licence

Gambling is controlled by the Gambling Act 2005.

More information on the Gambling Act 2005 can be found on the Office of Public Sector Information website

The Gambling Commission is responsible for issuing operating licences and personal licences, as well as for the regulation of remote gambling including gambling via the internet, phone, TV, computer etc. More information on these licences can be found on the Gambling Commission Website

Craven District Council's responsibilities

We are responsible for licensing premises for gambling in the Craven District and giving advice.

Before a licence is issued, we will follow guidance provided by the Gambling Commission, our word icon Gambling Act 2005 [552kb] and the three licensing objectives:

  • keeping gambling crime free
  • making sure that gambling is fair and open
  • protecting children and vulnerable adults
  • Gambling Premises Licence

    Craven District Council is responsible for licensing premises for gambling in the Craven District and giving advice.

  • Small Society Lotteries

    Small Societies wishing to promote lotteries e.g. raffles, tombolas and prize draws must register with Craven District Council as a small society lottery.

  • Occasional Use Notice

    Allows betting on a track on eight days or less in a calendar year, without the need for a premises licence.

  • Gaming Machines Licence

    Information about the number and category of gaming machines allowed on premises providing gambling facilities.