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Gambling Act 2005

Malvern Hills District Council is the Licensing Authority for all premises within the Malvern Hills District Council boundary. The Gambling Act 2005 requires all Licensing Authorities to publish a Gambling Act Licensing Policy, setting out how it administers its duties under the Gambling Act 2005. The policy Gambling 2005 is kept under review and remains in existence for up to three years. As the existing Gambling Act Licensing Policy came into effect on 31st January 2010, the 3-year period will come to an end in January 2013.

See below for our gambling related fees and application forms.

To apply for any of the following, please complete the relevant form and take it, together with payment to a Customer Service Centre, or post it to: Worcestershire Regulatory Services (Licensing), Malvern Hills District Council, Council House, Avenue Road, Malvern. WR14 3AF

Poker in Pubs and Clubs

We have many enquiries about poker and games of chance in pubs and clubs. The Gambling Commission has significantly amended and expanded the answers to many of these questions.

The most popular frequently asked questions on Poker are:

  • Can I set up a poker club or poker games in a private members club?
  • Can we play poker in our local pub?
  • Can I get a poker licence?
  • Can I run a poker night for charity?
  • Can I run an online poker site?

New questions added to the site include:

  • Can I apply for a premises-based licence restricted to poker and games of equal chance?
  • Can a club be formed solely to provide facilities for gaming (including poker)?
  • Am I allowed to award prizes to poker players in a club or pub, in addition to the maximum prize pools, if the prizes are given for free and not taken from the players' stakes?
  • Can I promote other online gambling operators on my poker tournament website?
  • Can a group of friends play poker in a village hall / non-commercial premises which does not hold an alcohol licence?


Find out more about poker in pubs and clubs from the Gambling Commission's Frequently Asked Questions page.

The Commission has produced leaflets  Poker in pubs: advice on allowing poker in alcohol licensed premises and poker in clubs (Jan 2011) as part of a campaign to educate the licensed alcohol trade about the law on equal chance gaming

 

Gambling Premises Licence (also see our betting premises page)

Bingo Club

Betting Premises (excluding Tracks)

Betting Premises (Tracks)

Family Entertainment

Adult Gaming Centre

New Application

£1750.00

£1500.00

£1250.00

£1000.00

£1000.00

Annual Fee

£500.00

£300.00

£500.00

£375.00

£500.00

Transfer of a Gambling Premises Licence

Bingo Club

Betting Premises (excluding Tracks)

Betting Premises (Tracks)

Family Entertainment

Adult Gaming Centre

 

£600.00

£600.00

£475.00

£475.00

£600.00

 

Variation of a Gambling Premises Licence

Bingo Club

Betting Premises (excluding Tracks)

Betting Premises (Tracks)

Family Entertainment

Adult Gaming Centre

 

£875.00

£750.00

£625.00

£500.00

£500.00

 

Club Gaming Permit or Club Machine Permit 

£200.00  

2 or less Gaming Machines or Gaming Machine Permit  Applications

£50.00  

Unlicensed Family Entertainment Centre Gaming Machine Permit 

   

Gambling Responsible Authorities Checklist 

   

Copy Licence
Notification of Change

£25.00
£50.00

 

Lottery Application Form 

Licence New

Licence Renewal            


£40.00

£20.00

 
Lottery Returns     
Guidance Notes for Lottery Registration    

 

Get help at:  

Worcestershire Regulatory Services (Licensing)
Malvern Hills District Council, The Council House
Avenue Road, Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 3AF 


Customer Contact Centre 01527 881395

Email wrsenquiries@worcsregservices.gov.uk EUGO_Logo_ElmsLIC-MHDC-WRS-LOGO

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This page was last reviewed 11 July 2013 at 15:49 by Niall McMenamin.
The page is next due for review 7 January 2014.
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