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 Gambling Commission's guide to running a lottery (PDF: 550 Kb / 4 pages) is a useful source of information.
The application form for registration of a non-commercial society, lottery return form and explanatory notes are available to download:
- Small society lotteries registration application form (PDF: 150 Kb / 2 pages)
- Small society lotteries return form (PDF: 24 Kb / 1 page)
- Small society lotteries registration explanatory notes (PDF: 140 Kb / 2 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.