We issue various permits, including permits for small society lotteries, notifications for gaming machines in pubs and clubs, betting shops and family entertainment centres.
Our policy will give you more information, or please contact your local office.
Please visit the Gambling Commission website to see their guidance to Local Authorities.
A lottery is a kind of gambling which has 3 essential ingredients:
Typical examples are raffles, sweepstakes or 100 clubs.
Note to societies applying for registration:
The application will be refused if in the period of five years ending with the date of the application:
(a) an operating licence held by the society has been revoked under section 119(1) of the Gambling Act 2005, or
(b) an application for an operating licence made by the society has been refused.
The application may be refused if the local authority think that:
(a) the society is not a commercial society,
(b) a person who will or may be connected with the promotion of the lottery has been convicted of a relevant offence, or
(c) information provided in or with the application is false or misleading
Once an application for Registration is approved, an Annual Fee of £20 must be paid within the period of two months which ends immediately before each anniversary of the registration