Top Tips - What promotions can you hold without the requirement of additional licences or permits?
As operators look to the festive season we are often asked to review a wide range of promotions and activities for both employees and customers alike.
The Gambling Act 2005 provides strict limitations and controls but many activities can still be provided, as long as the criteria are followed.
We have listed a few promotions that may be provided without the requirement for additional licences or permits:
Casino style games
Depending on the type of game(s) being provided there can be strict stake and prize limits. However, if your premises are only offering a “fun” roulette table without a prize being awarded this would not be considered gaming and is permitted.
Casino Nights where players pay to participate and win a prize can only be used to raise funds for charity and no profit can be retained for private gain, with all proceeds being donated to the good cause. Games such as Blackjack and Roulette can be provided at these types of events but strict criteria must be followed and detailed advice guides can be obtained from the Gambling Commission’s website.
In conjunction with the BII, we have created an exam compiled from past paper questions.