Charitable Gambling under the Gambling Act 2005

The provisions of the 2005 Gambling Act, now in effect (the Act), continue the tradition of allowing a wide range of gambling activities to be carried out for the purposes of fundraising for charitable and other social causes.

Promoters of such events should, however, be aware of the provisions of the Act that either grant specific permission, by licence or permit for such activities, or exempt certain events from the scope of the Act. Promoting gambling not specifically allowed by or exempted from the provisions of the Act is a criminal offence.

There are a number of gaming activities that can be organised on the basis of exemptions under the Act for non-commercial gaming.

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