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Gambling premises licence: Plans

The plans of the premises form an important part of an application for a gambling premises licence.

Regulations stipulate what should be shown on the plans:. as well as several generic details, plans should provide additional information relating to their particular premises type.

Plans must be presented in 1:100 scale and include:

  • the extent of the boundary or perimeter of the premises
  • where the premises include, or consist of, one or more buildings, the location of any external or internal walls of each such building
  • where the premises form part of a building, the location of any external or internal walls of the building which are included in the premises
  • where the premises are a vessel or a part of a vessel, the location of any part of the sides of the vessel, and of any internal walls of the vessel, which are included in the premises
  • the location of each point of entry to and exit from the premises, including in each case a description of the place from which entry is made or to which the exit leads
  • any other matter required in accordance with the following provisions of this regulation

Requirements for specific premises types

Adult gaming centres

Plans for adult gaming centres should also include:

  • the location and extent of any part of the premises in which gaming machines will be made available for use in reliance on the licence

Betting shops

Other than in respect of a track, plans for betting shops should also include:

  • the location and extent of any part of the premises which will be used to provide facilities for gambling in reliance on the licence

Where the application is for a betting premises licence in respect of a track, the plan should also show:

  • the location and extent of any part of the premises which is a five times rule betting area
  • the location and extent of any other parts of the premises which will be used for providing facilities for betting in reliance on the licence
  • the location and extent of any part of the premises in which category B or C gaming machines will be made available for use in reliance on the licence
  • the nature and location of any barrier or other thing separating any part of the premises in which category B or C gaming machines will be made available for use from any other part of the premises

Bingo premises

In respect of premises to which children or young people will be permitted to have access, plans for bingo premises should also include:

  • the location and extent of any part of the premises which will be used to provide facilities for gaming in reliance on the licence (other than those parts which include category B or C gaming machines)
  • the location and extent of any part of the premises in which category B or C gaming machines will be made available for use in reliance on the licence
  • the nature and location of any barrier or other thing separating any part of the premises in which category B or C gaming machines will be made available for use from any other part of the premises

Casinos

Plans for casinos should also include:

  • the principal entrance to the premises of those identified in accordance with legislation
  • the location and extent of any part of the premises which will be a table gaming area
  • the location and extent of any other part of the premises which will be used for providing facilities for gambling in reliance on the licence
  • the location and extent of any part of the premises which will be a non-gambling area

Regional casinos

Plans for regional casinos should also include:

  • the location and extent of any part of the premises to which children or young people, or both, will have access
  • where any part of the premises is immediately adjacent to any part of the casino which will be used to provide facilities for gambling in reliance on the licence, the nature and location of any barrier or other thing separating the two parts of the casino

Family entertainment centres

Plans for family entertainment centres should also include:

  • the location and extent of any part of the premises in which category C gaming machines will be made available for use in reliance on the licence
  • the location and extent of any part of the premises in which category D gaming machines will be made available for use in reliance on the licence
  • the nature and location of any barrier or other thing separating any part of the premises in which category C gaming machines will be made available for use from any other part of the premises

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