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Section 349 of the Gambling Act 2005 required the Licensing Authority publish a Statement of Policy and Principals as to how it will exercise its functions under the Act.

Although the policy is monitored and reviewed continuously by the Licensing Section, the Gambling Act 2005 also requires that the policy be formally reviewed every 3 years. 



Current Applications

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General Guidance

Gambling Act for Bingo, Casino Nights, Gaming, Race Nights & Poker

Application forms

Gambling Act Application Forms and information


List of fees and charges relating to the Gambling Act


There are three types of club dealt with under the Gambling Act 2005

Gaming Machines

Restrictions on the type and number of machines permitted

Alcohol Premises

Permits for gaming machines in premises where alcohol is sold

Personal Licences

You must have a premises licence to apply for a personal licence.

Premises Licences

Casinos, Bingo, Gambling Centres, Family Entertainment Centres & Betting


Explanation and Information on the types of lottery permits

Also in Gambling

  • About the Act
    Overview of the Act & Dover District Council's responsibilities
  • Interested Parties
    Description of what an interested party is
  • Occasional Use Notices
    Where there is betting on a track for eight or less days in a calendar year, betting may be permitted by an Occasional Use Notice without the need for a full Premises Licence
  • Remote Gambling
    Remote gambling means gambling in which persons participate by the use of remote communication.
  • Temporary Use Notices
    A person holding an appropriate operating licence can serve a notice regarding the temporary use of a premises for the use for gambling without the necessary operator's licence.
  • Responsible Authorities
    Contact details for the Responsible Authorities of the Gambling Act
  • Reviews
    Reviews of gambling licences
  • Gambling Policy
    We are required by the Gambling Act 2005 to publish a statement of the principles, which we apply to gambling licence holders and applicants



Contact the Licensing Section

Telephone: 01304 872295
E-mail: licensing@dover.gov.uk