Conditions | Betting licence | Medway Council


Mandatory conditions relevant to betting establishments

The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport is empowered to make mandatory conditions by regulation which may apply to all premises licences or specified classes of licence.

The conditions are:

  • a prominent notice must be displayed prohibiting people under the age of 18 years at every entrance
  • a prominent notice stating that no alcohol may be consumed at any time facilities for gambling are being provided is to be displayed at every entrance
  • a summary of the licence is to be displayed in prominent place
  • the betting rules are to be prominently displayed on the premises
  • access is to be from the street or other betting premises
  • there must be no direct access to other premises used for the retail sale of merchandise or services
  • the layout of the premises is to be maintained in accordance with the plan
  • the premises are not to be used for sale of tickets in a private or customer lottery or the National Lottery
  • the premises may be used only for betting, unless another use is directly permitted by Gambling Act 2005, except for automatic teller machines (ATMs), the transmission of sound or images of sporting events, betting etc. and the sale of racing periodicals or betting publications
  • except for the transmission of sound or images mentioned above, there must be no music, dancing or entertainment
  • ATMs are to be located so that users must cease gambling to use them

Default conditions relevant to betting establishments

The Secretary of State is empowered to make default conditions by regulation, which may apply to all premises licences or specified classes of licence.

There is one such condition:

  • gambling may take place only from 7am to 10pm

Individual conditions

We may attach individual conditions to non-fast track applications, new applications and variation applications. These conditions may apply to all of the premises or to a specified part of them.

We will ensure that the premises licence conditions are:

  • relevant to the need to make the proposed building suitable as a gambling facility
  • directly related to the premises and the type of licence applied for
  • reasonably related to the scale and type of premises
  • reasonable in all other respects


None of the conditions may:

  • require the premises to operate as a club
  • limit stakes, fees, winnings or prizes
  • alter the statutory permissions for gaming machines in licensed premises or override provisions of regulations relating to machines

Christmas Day

All premises licences are subject to a condition that they may not be used to provide gambling facilities on Christmas Day.