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Practice Notes

Application for Casino Operator's Licence

Application for the Renewal of Casino Venue Licence

Application by Secretary to Suspend or Cancel Casino Licence

Application for Mortgage, Charge or Encumbrance

Application to Transfer or Alienate as a Result of Mortgage, Charge or Encumbrance

Application to Approve Casino Venue Agreements or Amendments

Appeals

Application by Casino Licence Holder or Request by Secretary to Specify, Vary or Revoke the Conditions of a Casino Licence

Application for Temporary Authority to Operate a Casino

Orders to Remove or Circumvent Significant Influence in a Casino of an Associated Person

Complaints

Application for Casino Operator's Licence



Applications for casino operator’s licences are made to the Gambling Commission under section 128. The Gambling Commission must consider whether or not to grant a casino operator’s licence in accordance with the requirements in sections 129 and 130. The Gambling Commission is required to investigate the applicant and any person with a significant influence under section 125 of the Act and satisfy itself that the applicant and any person with significant influence is suitable under section 124. Section 7 of the Act defines persons with “significant influence”.

Link to application form:
Note: These documents are in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. You need to have the Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. You can download a free version from the Adobe site.
Applicant files application using specified form and pays a fee of $347,555.55 to the Commission

The application form requests photographs and fingerprints from specified people.
Commission:

  • Decides if it will appoint any experts to assist it in making its decision.
  • Decides if it will send the application to any agency in addition to the Police and the DIA.
Commission sends the application, photographs & fingerprints to the Police and other agencies selected

The Commission will inform the Police and the agencies that any photographs and fingerprints sent to them, and any copies made by the Police or an agency, must be returned to the Commission for destruction when they report to the Commission.
Commission receives reports (and fingerprints and photographs) from the police and other agencies.
Commission sends the reports (and any other relevant information) to the applicant and seeks any written submissions in relation to the reports.
Applicant makes any written submissions.
Commission considers all information received as required by s124, 125, 129 & 130.
Commission considers whether or not to grant the casino operators licence and decides whether to:

  • refuse to grant the licence; or
  • grant the licence; or
  • grant the licence with conditions.
If the Commission decides to grant the licence, commission notifies the applicant and the Secretary of the decision and approves the associated persons.
The Commission’s notice should include reasons and refer, if relevant, to the appeal rights under s235.
If the Commission decides to grant the licence but subject to conditions, Commission notifies the licence holder, affected persons and the secretary, of the conditional approval, the proposed conditions and the procedure to be followed.

The licence holder, the Secretary and any affected persons may make written submissions to the Commission concerning the proposal within 20 working days or within any longer period that the Commission allows (s140(3)). The Commission will determine if there are any “affected persons”, and, if so, who they are.
If the Commission decides to refuse to grant the licence, commission notifies the applicant and the secretary of the decision.
The Commission’s notice should include reasons and refer, if relevant, to the appeal rights under s235.

Commission receives written submissions from the licence holder, affected persons and the Secretary.
If it considers appropriate, Commission seeks comment from the licence holder on the submissions received from the Secretary and affected persons (s140(4)).
Commission considers the factors in s139(2) and makes a decision.


Commission notifies the applicant, the secretary and any affected persons of the conditions that will apply to the licence and approves the associated persons.
The notice should give reasons and set out the rights of appeal under s235 (s140(5)).


Commission destroys all photographs and fingerprints.
     
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