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Lotteries

Lotteries fall into two overall definitions: 

A simple lottery where:

  • persons are required to pay in order to take part and
  • one or more prizes are allocated to one or more participants by a process that relies wholly on chance

A complex lottery where:

  • persons are required to pay in order to take part
  • one or more prizes are allocated to one or more of the participants
  • prizes are allocated by a series of processes
  • the first of those processes relies wholly on chance

Licensed Lotteries

Licensed lotteries are:

  • Large Society Lotteries
  • Lotteries run for the benefit of Local Authorities

These lotteries must have an Operating Licence issued by the Gambling Commission

Exempted Lotteries

An exempted lottery is one that, provided certain conditions are complied with, do not have to be licensed with the Gambling Commission. These are:

Guidance

 

Contact the Licensing Section

Telephone: 01304 872295

Email: licensing@dover.gov.uk

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