Gambling Establishments and Lotteries
Background and Introduction to the Gambling Act 2005 (Gambling and Lotteries)
The Gambling Act 2005 has been effective since September 2007 regulating such activities such as internet gambling, casinos, bingo and raffles (small society lotteries).
The responsibility for licensing gambling operators, individuals and premises is split between local licensing authorities and the Gambling Commission. The Commission are responsible for the licensing of operators and individuals (by Operator and Personal licences), whilst local Council licensing authorities assume responsibility for the licensing of gambling premises (by Premises Licences) and also issue various other registrations, permits and temporary use authorisations.