Gambling Commission

Red tape: trade bodies want unnecessary gaming fees to end

Scrapping gaming machine fee ‘would save pubs £500,000’

By Nikkie Sutton

Business in Licensing (BIL) and the Gambling Business Group (GBG) have joined forces in a bid to remove the fee pubs have to pay to inform licensing authorities if they want to use their automatic entitlement on gaming machines.

The game isn't over for pub bingo...yet

Legal advice

The game isn't over for pub bingo...yet

By Poppleston Allen

During the past couple of years, there have been a number of articles in these pages on Greene King’s attempts to obtain an operating licence from the Gambling Commission, to allow them to provide commercial bingo in their pubs.

Advice: Beware of theft from fruit machines

Legal

Advice: Beware of theft from fruit machines

By Poppleston Allen

You may have seen in the press, recently, news of a number of thefts from gaming machines in pubs across the south-west and, although these crimes are uncommon, they do happen.

Don't take gamble on gaming

Legal advice

Don't take gamble on gaming

By Poppleston Allen

Following your weekly pub quiz you have been running a ‘chase the ace game’ and the entry fee is the bargain price of one whole pound.

Legal advice: Calling it on bingo

Legal advice: Calling it on bingo

By Poppleston Allen

You may remember previous articles on Greene King’s application to the Gambling Commission (GC) to facilitate bingo in its pubs. The GC lost the first appeal and on 8 October its second appeal was heard by the Upper Tribunal.

Bingo: Will Greene King's appeal succeed?

Pub bingo: The legal issues

By Poppleston Allen

You may remember back in May 2014 our article about the potential for licensed bingo in pubs.

The maximum stake per customer for any game of pub bingo is £5

Top tips on pub bingo

By Poppleston Allen

Bingo in pubs is becoming increasingly popular and can be a way of providing a fun, alternative form of entertainment for your customers while potentially increasing food and drink sales. Eyes down for some top tips from licensing specialists Poppleston...

Some publicans need clarification on the law regarding betting in pubs

Race is on for advice about betting in pubs

By Nick Arron

We regularly receive queries from confused publicans regarding betting in pubs, particularly at this time of the year with the end of the jump season fast approaching.

Licensees could face a year in prison and/or a fine if convicted of facilitating illegal betting

Legal checklist: Betting activity in pubs

By Poppleston Allen

The recent introduction of changes to planning laws aims to give businesses greater flexibility to adapt to changing business needs; however, the changes have led to some incorrect reports that licensees are now able to allow betting in their pubs and...