Facilitating Betting in Pubs and Clubs is Illegal - Gambling Commission Guidance

Source: Gambling Commission website

 

Commercial betting is not allowed in pubs, clubs or similar alcohol licensed premises. Working closely with local police, our compliance managers and local groups like PubWatch to get that message out is key to preventing the need for enforcement action. But when it is required those who are facilitating betting or those exceeding exempt gaming limits in alcohol licensed premises can have the exemption which permits gaming in pubs removed, have their alcohol licence reviewed, be cautioned, ordered to carry out unpaid work, ordered to pay costs or fined.

 

Working with HMRC to ensure any tax issues are also addressed can be an extra deterrent.

 

A useful quick guide on 'Facilitating betting in pubs and clubs is illegal' is available on the Gambling Commission website here.
 

Further information on gambling in licensed premises including a selection of quick guides is available on the Gambling Commission website by clicking here.

    

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