How To Get Lottery Licence In London

Lottery exists in various forms in today’s day and age. These include raffles, society lotteries, local authority lotteries, incidental non-commercial lotteries, private lotteries (private society, work, or residents lotteries) or customer lotteries. The regulatory body that dishes out licenses for lotteries is called Gambling Commission. It was established under the Gambling Act 2005 to keep a check on commercial gambling in United Kingdom. The Gambling Commission has clearly described the cases when it is mandatory to get a license and cases when there is no need to get a license at all. The process of how to apply for a license is also set out in detail by the Gambling Commission.


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    Cases when License is not required

    Below are the cases when there is no need to obtain a license.

    - Prize competitions and free draws
    - Small society lotteries
    - Work lotteries
    - Residents' lotteries
    - Customer lotteries
    - Lottery ticket machines
    - Lottery syndicates

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    Registration, Permits or 'Premises-licenses' from authorities

    In some cases registration needs to be done, or permits or premises license from certain other authorities need to be acquired.


    The permits that are issued by the licensing authorities are alcohol-licensed premises, family entertainment centres, prize gaming and clubs.

    Premises License

    Premises that require to be licensed for gambling include casino premises, bingo premises, betting premises (including tracks), adult gaming centres (AGCs) or family entertainment centres (FECs).

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    There are two kinds of licenses required for lottery.

    - Operating License
    - Personal Management License

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    Applying for an Operating License

    An application should be submitted to the Gambling Commission which should include the purpose and details of the lottery as well as the business plan and organizational chart of the company, along with the fee.

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    Applying for a Personal Management License

    A personal management licence can be applied to the Gambling Commission by submitting an application along with photo identification and fee.

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    Contacting Gambling Commission

    The Gambling Commission can be contacted at the below mentioned address.

    Location: Victoria Square House, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B2 4BP, United Kingdom View Map
    Contact: +44 121 230 6666
    Visit Website of Gambling Commission

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