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Gambling and lotteries

Gambling Act 2005 premises licences

The Gambling Act came in to effect on 1 September 2007 and changed the way in which gambling is licensed in this country. 

We are the licensing authority for the South Somerset area and we work with the national gambling regulator, the Gambling Commission

The gambling commission issues personal licences, operating licences, statutory guidance and code of practice. It also investigates illegal gambling and has prosecution powers. More information about these processes can be found on the Gambling Commission website

As a licensing authority, we are responsible for determining applications for premises licences in respect of betting offices, race tracks, bingo clubs, adult gaming centres and family entertainments centres. 

These premises licenses are not to be confused with premises licences issued under the Licensing Act 2003

We also issue permits for:

We are also responsible for:

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