The Gambling Act 2005, which repeals the Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976, establishes a licensing regime for large non-commercial society and local authority lotteries to be administered by the Gambling Commission and continues a registration system for small non-commercial society lotteries to be administered by licensing authorities.
The application form for registration of a non-commercial society, lottery return form and explanatory notes are available to download:
In May 2007, the Gambling Commission released advice on promoting lotteries in a document called Lotteries and the Law Gambling Act 2005 (PDF: 195Kb / 14 pages)
The Council is required by law to maintain a register containing details of various licences issued. This register can be viewed online or can be viewed at the Town Hall, Penrith during normal office hours. If you notice any apparent error or omission in the register, or if you have any query about it, please contact a member of the Licensing Team.
For further information
Contact: Licensing Team, Town Hall, Penrith, CA11 7QF
Monday to Thursday 8.45am to 5.15pm
Friday 8.45am to 4.45pm
Telephone: 01768 212148 or 01768 212273
Fax: 01768 890470