Greyhound racing track
A track premises licence, issued under the Gambling Act 2005, permits the premises to be used for the provision of facilities for betting on tracks. It does not, however, permit the licence holder to provide casino, bingo or other types of gambling on tracks, as these activities are the subject of separate premises licences.
The Gambling Act defines a track as a horse racecourse, greyhound track or other premises on any part of which a race or other sporting event takes place or is intended to take place. Although the Act does not give a list of premises that are officially recognised as ‘tracks’, there are a number of venues where sporting events do or could take place and accordingly could accommodate the provision of betting facilities. The following lists examples of tracks:
- greyhound track
- horse racecourse
- point to point horserace meeting
- football, cricket and rugby grounds
- athletic stadium
- golf course
- venues hosting darts, bowls or snooker tournaments
- premises staging boxing matches
- section of river hosting a fishing competition
- motor racing event
An application for a premises licence for a track may only be made by persons (which includes companies or partnerships):
- who have the right to occupy the premises; and
- hold or has applied for an Operators Licence from the Gambling Commission for that gambling activity (unless the occupier of the track who gets the premises licence may not be the person who actually offers the gambling)
An applicant for a premises licence must be over the age of 18.
A track premises licence authorises the premises to be used for the provision of facilities for betting, but does not, authorise the licence holder to provide casino, bingo or other types of gambling on tracks, as these activities are the subject of separate premises licences.
There are fees applicable for this process.
Section 204 of the Act provides for a person to make an application to us for a Provisional Statement in respect of premises that s/he;
- expects to be constructed
- expects to be altered or
- expects to acquire a right to occupy
Unlike a premises licence application, a person can apply for a provisional statement without having an operating licence from the Gambling Commission or a right to occupy the premises.
As well as providing a level of assurance as to the outcome of a subsequent premises licence application, a provisional statement also provides the holder with some protection against representations when they make an application for a premises licence in relation to the premises for which they hold a provisional statement
Application forms and notices
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