Bingo premises

Mandatory conditions attached to all bingo premises licences

1. The summary of the terms and conditions of the premises licence issued under section 164(1)(c) of the 2005 Act shall be displayed in a prominent place within the premises.

2. The layout of the premises shall be maintained in accordance with the plan.

3. The premises shall not be used for:

(a) the sale of tickets in a private lottery or customer lottery, or

(b) the sale of tickets in any other lottery in respect of which the sale of tickets on the premises is otherwise prohibited

4. The summary of the terms and conditions of the premises licence issued under section 164(1)(c) of the 2005 Act shall be displayed in a prominent place within the premises.

5. The layout of the premises shall be maintained in accordance with the plan.

6. The premises shall not be used for:

(a) the sale of tickets in a private lottery or customer lottery, or

(b) the sale of tickets in any other lottery in respect of which the sale of tickets on the premises is otherwise prohibited

7. (1) In the case of a charge for admission to the premises, a notice of that charge shall be displayed in a prominent place at the principal entrance to the premises.

(2) In the case of any other charges in respect of gaming, a notice setting out the information in sub-paragraph (3) shall be displayed at the main point where payment for the charge is to be made.

(3) The notice in sub-paragraph (2) shall include the following information:

(a) the cost (in money) of each game card (or set of game cards) payable by an individual in respect of a game of bingo;

(b) in respect of each game card (or set of game cards) referred to in paragraph (a) the amount that will be charged by way of a participation fee for entitlement to participate in that game; and

(c) a statement to the effect that all or part of the participation fee may be waived at the discretion of the person charging it.

(4) The notice may be displayed in electronic form.

(5) A reference in this paragraph to a charge in respect of gaming does not include an amount paid for an opportunity to win one or more prizes in gaming to which section 288 of the 2005 Act (meaning of "prize gaming") applies.

8. (1) The rules of each type of game that is available to be played the premises other than games played on gaming machines shall be made available to customers within the premises.

(2) The condition in sub-paragraph (1) may be satisfied by:

(a) displaying a sign setting out the rules,

(b) making available leaflets or other written material containing the rules, or

(c) running an audio-visual guide to the rules prior to any bingo game being commenced.

9. Any ATM made available for use on the premises shall be located in a place that requires any customer who wishes to use it to cease gambling in order to do so.

Part 2: Default conditions attaching to bingo premises licences

1. Subject to paragraph 2, no facilities for gambling shall be provided on the premises between the hours of midnight and 9am.

2. The condition in paragraph 1 shall not apply to making gaming machines available for use.

Plan to accompany applications for a premises licence – Bingo

An application for a premises licence under section 159 shall be accompanied by a scale plan of the premises to which the application relates which complies with the following provisions of this regulation.

The plan must show:

(a) the extent of the boundary or perimeter of the premises;

(b) where the premises include, or consist of, one or more buildings, the location of any external or internal walls of each such building;

(c) where the premises form part of a building, the location of any external or internal walls of the building which are included in the premises;

(d) where the premises are a vessel or a part of a vessel, the location of any part of the sides of the vessel, and of any internal walls of the vessel, which are included in the premises;

(e) the location of each point of entry to and exit from the premises, including in each case a description of the place from which entry is made or to which the exit leads; and where children or young persons will be permitted to have access

(f) the location and extent of any part of the premises which will be used to provide facilities for gaming in reliance on the licence (other than those parts which include Category B or C gaming machines);

(g) the location and extent of any part of the premises in which Category B or C gaming machines will be made available for use in reliance on the licence;

(h) the nature and location of any barrier or other thing separating any part of the premises in which Category B or C gaming machines will be made available for use from any other part of the premises.

This page was last updated on 3 October 2009

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