The Gambling Act 2005 legislation came into force in September 2007. The Act comprehensively updates existing gambling laws that are several decades old, providing new powers and protections for both new and old forms of gambling.
Any society that wishes to promote small lotteries, raffles, prize draws or similar, in order to raise funds for a purpose of a society, must be registered with the local authority. Find out how to apply.
Licensing and Enforcement, Ipswich Borough Council, 3W Grafton House, 15-17 Russell Road, Ipswich, IP1 2DE