Croydon Council has begun a consultation on its proposed ‘Statement of Principles’ setting out how it will exercise its functions under the Gambling Act 2005.
This is not just about betting shops and other commercial gaming facilities,
but also about charities and community groups.
You can access the documents at https://getinvolved.croydon.gov.uk/KMS/DMart.aspx.
Closing date Wednesday 16 October
‘Small Society Lotteries
This licensing authority will adopt a risk based approach towards its enforcement responsibilities for small society lotteries. This authority considers that the following list, although not exclusive, could affect the risk status of the operator:
- submission of late returns (returns must be submitted no later than three months
after the date on which the lottery draw was held)
- submission of incomplete or incorrect returns
- breaches of the limits for small society lotteries
Non-commercial gaming is permitted if it takes place at a non-commercial event, either as an incidental or principal activity at the event. Events are non-commercial if no part of the proceeds is for private profit or gain. The proceeds of such events may benefit one or more individuals if the activity is organised:
- by, or on behalf of, a charity or for charitable purposes
- to enable participation in, or support of, sporting, athletic or cultural activities.
Charities and community groups should contact this licensing authority on 020 8760 5466 to seek further advice.’