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Casinos

In order to operate a casino in England and Wales, a Casino Operating Licence must first be obtained from the Gambling Commission.

In addition the licensing authority may grant a Casinos Premises Licence to the operator.

The premises license will authorise the provision of either category A, B, C or D gaming machines, dependant on the size of the casino and the facilities available.

There will be three types of new casinos in addition to existing casinos operating prior to the implementation of the Act:

  • A Regional Casino that will be entitled to provide up to 25 gaming machines (Category A, B, C or D) for each gaming table available for use. The Regional Casinos may have a maximum of 1,250 machines available for use.
  • The eight Large Casinos will be entitled to provide up to 5 gaming machines (category B, C or D) for each gaming table available for use up to a maximum of 150 machines.
  • The eight Small Casinos will be entitled to provide up to 2 gaming machines (Category B, C or D) for each gaming table available for use up to a maximum of 80 machines.

Contact the Licensing Section

Telephone: 01304 872295

E-mail: licensing@dover.gov.uk

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