Doncaster Council – Review of the Statement of Licensing Policy – Gambling Act 2005 (Consultation is now closed)www.doncaster.gov.uk/services/environmental/doncaster-council-review-of-the-statement-of-licensing-policy-gambling-act-2005
One of the key functions of each Licensing Authority is to prepare and publish a Statement of Licensing Policy which sets out the basis upon which the Authority will make its licence application decisions.
In accordance with Section 349 of the Act the Council has published a ‘Statement of Licensing Policy’ which sets out how it will approach its functions under the Act.
Under the Gambling Act 2005 small societies wishing to promote lotteries must register with the local authority as a small society lottery.
A temporary use notice allows 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.
This guidance is aimed at businesses or individuals that wish to provide gambling facilities at bingo halls, bookmakers, amusement arcades, race courses and sporting arenas (where betting takes place).
When control of an existing licensed gambling premises is to change to a different operator, it is necessary to apply to the licensing authority for the transfer of the licence.