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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Fylde have produced a 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 of businesses and residents in the borough, local licensing solicitors, youth organisation’s, gambling industry organisation’s and association’s, gambler support organisation’s and faith groups. For the…

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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: