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Club Machine and Gaming Permits

Under the provisions of the Gambling Act 2005, gaming activities are provided on behalf of the members of a club. This can be a Members Club, a Commercial Club or a Miners’ Welfare Institute. Though it is important to note commercial clubs cannot apply for Club Gaming Permits only Club Machine Permits. This is different from the Licensing Act 2003, where a Commercial Club would not be considered a ‘club’.
A Members Club or a Miners’ Welfare Institute is an organisations which have been formed by a group of people with a common interest and which are run for the benefit of members do not involve the public. They operate under a set of rules, which are determined by the members.  Generally, a Club must have a minimum of 25 members and a period of 2 days must elapse from the time the application for membership is made until the full benefits of membership can be made available.  The management of the arrangements must be undertaken by a Committee, which is elected from within the membership.

Continuation Rights

After the 1 September 2007, the registrations that clubs hold under Part Gaming Act 1968 will remain until their registration expires. Holders of the registrations must apply to the licensing authority two months prior to the expiry of their existing registration and this will be converted into a Club Gaming or a Club Machine Permit depending on the existing registration.
To apply complete the application form and return it to the Licensing and Public Protection team along with the correct fee.
Torbay Council will then grant the new permit. It will have been supplied with a list of registrations from the licensing magistrates at the commencement of the new Act so it will know who has what registrations. The permit will last for ten years.

Holders of Club Premises Certificates

Holders of Club Premises Certificates issued under the Licensing Act 2003 also have a Fast Track procedure, whereby any application does not have to be sent to the Gambling Commission or the Police.
This does not apply to Commercial Clubs, as they cannot hold Club Premises Certificates.
To apply complete the application form and return it to the Licensing and Public Protection team along with the correct fee.

New Applications

This will only apply to Commercial Clubs, or Members Clubs and Miners’ Welfare Institutes who do not hold Club Premises Certificates issued under Licensing Act 2003.
To apply complete the application form and return it to the Licensing and Public Protection team along with the correct fee and send copies to The Police and Gambling Commission.
Applications have to be copied to the Police and the Gambling Commission within 7 days of the application being made to Torbay Council. They have 28 days from the acceptance of the application form to make a representation. If a representation is made then it will have to be heard by the Licensing Committee.

Other Information

The permits have a life of ten years.
There is an annual fee , the first being due 30 days after the issue of the permit, and then after on the anniversary of the issue of the permit.

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