There are set mandatory and default conditions that will apply to your premises, these are set out in The Gambling Act 2005 (Mandatory and Default Conditions) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 [PDF, 87KB]. These regulations provide for various conditions to be attached to premises licences.

Mandatory conditions are those attached to premises licences under section 167. They will be attached to all specified types of premises licence, and can only be amended or excluded by further regulations made by the Secretary of State.

Default conditions are those attached to premises licences under section 168. They will be attached to all specified types of premises licence, unless the licensing authority excludes them.

Access provisions

The Gambling Commission has stated relevant access provisions, for each premises type:

Adult gaming centres

  • No customer must be able to access the premises directly from any other licensed gambling premises.

Betting shops

  • Access must be from a street or from other premises with a betting premises licence.
  • No customer must be able to enter a betting shop from any other premises used for the retail sale of merchandise or services. It is not acceptable to have a betting shop at the back of a café – the whole area would have to be licensed.

Bingo premises

  • No customer must be able to access the premises directly from a casino, adult gaming centre or betting premises (other than a track).

Casinos

  • The principal entrance to the premises must be from a street.
  • No entrance to a casino must be from premises that are used wholly or mainly by children or young people.
  • No customer must be able to enter a casino directly from any other premises that holds a gambling premises licence.

Family entertainment centres

  • No customer must be able to access the premises directly from a casino, adult gaming centre or betting premises (other than a track).

Tracks

  • No customer should be able to access the premises directly from a casino or adult gaming centre.

Other measures

Cambridge City Council may also consider measures to meet licensing objectives. These may include:

  • CCTV
  • supervision of entrances/machine areas
  • physical separation of areas
  • location of entry
  • notices or signage
  • specific opening hours
  • self-exclusion schemes
  • provision of leaflets or helpline numbers for organisations such as GamCare
  • training for staff on how to deal with suspected truant school children on the premises

This list is not mandatory or exhaustive, but is indicative of example measures.