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Gambling, gaming and lotteries licences

Our council office at Viewmount, Stonehaven is being refurbished. Find out how the works might affect you when making a licensing application.

Aberdeenshire Licensing Board's current Gambling Policy Statement came into force in 2013 and has to be renewed every 3 year. You can download the Policy Document below.

Guidance has been produced for licence holders regarding illegal gambling in licensed premises.  A Gambling Commission Fact Sheet is also available.

Dealing with your Application

Aberdeenshire Licensing Boards as Licensing Authorities have regard to the statutory Licensing Objectives as set out in Section 1 of the Gambling Act 2005. These are:

1) Preventing Gambling from being a source of Crime or Disorder, being associated with Crime or Disorder or being used to support crime.

2) Ensuring that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way

3) Protecting Children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by Gambling

Current Documents

Gambling Premises Licence

Aberdeenshire Licensing Boards deal with applications for Bingo Halls, Casinos, Betting Premises, Adult Gaming Centres and Family Entertainment Centres

To apply, download the relevant documents below.

Application Forms



Guidance Notes

Gaming Permits

Aberdeenshire Licensing Boards deal with permits for Licensed Gaming Machine Permits and Club Gaming Machine Permits.

To apply, download the relevant documents below

The Gambling Commission has produced a new Code of Practice in relation to gaming machines.  This takes effect from 31 October 2016.

Registration Small Society Lotteries

Please see documentation below for details of how and when to register for a small Society Lottery.

Guidance Notes

Application Forms

Return Forms


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