Under the Gambling Act 2005, we are the licensing authority for any applications made within the Wycombe district.
Our gambling policy is currently under review. Please visit our Gambling Act 2005 policy page and send us your comments.
Registration of lotteries and amusements
You are required to be registered for raffles, tombola's or any event that involves the sale of tickets and an element of chance.
All lotteries, held under this registration must have properly printed tickets, the name of the society, the promoter's name and address, the council who registered the charity, the date of the lottery and the price of the ticket (which must not exceed £2).
If the raffle is not the main event and the tickets are sold and the prizes are given on the same day, for example at dinner dances or garden fetes, then a certificate of registration is unlikely to be required.
Once registered, societies have to submit a return after each lottery showing the amounts collected, the amount spent on prizes and any expenses concerned with conducting the lottery. These returns are held for 18 months and are available for public inspection.
A fee is payable for registration and renewal. Initial registration costs £40 with an annual renewal fee of £20.
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