This type of activity is currently covered by the Betting Gaming & Lotteries Act 1963. Pool betting involves pooling the stakes of the participants, deducting a proportion of the stakes to cover expenses, tax and operators profits, and, when the result is known, sharing the remainder of the "prize pool" among the winners. The level of…

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In preparing such a statement, authorities must follow the procedure set out in the Act as well as guidance issued by the Gambling Commission. Fylde have produced a Draft Gambling Policy Statement (Statement of Principles) which can be found below. Views on the content of this draft policy were invited from a number of interested parties including representatives…

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These will allow the use of premises for gambling where there is no Premises Licence but where a gambling operator wishes to use the premises temporarily for providing facilities for gambling. Premises that might be suitable for a Temporary Use Notice (TUN) would include hotels, conference centres, and sporting venues. A TUN may only be granted to a…

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Under the Gambling Act 2005 ("the Act") Permits are issued to premises that either offer very low-stakes and prizes gambling, or premises whose primary function is not the provision of gambling facilities. Therefore, the only premises eligible to apply to us for Permits are:
A lottery is a type of gambling which:
  • persons are required to participate
  • one or more prizes are allocated to one or more members of a class
  • the prizes are allocated by a process which relies wholly on chance
Fylde Council is responsible for registering small lotteries. A small lottery must be run for: