Land-Based Commercial Gambling

Land-Based Commercial Gambling Resources

Commercial gambling is defined in the Law as a business which contracts directly with a customer and for profit.

Aside from remote gambling licences, the Commission provides licences for bookmakers, promotional prize lotteries, gambling machine operators, thrift clubs, machine suppliers, crown & anchor operators, and amusements with prizes. We also licence Jersey's only race track and provide personal gambling licences.

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Bookmakers

There are two classes of Bookmakers Licence in Jersey. A licence is also required to operate gambling machines in Class I bookmakers' premises.
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Promotional Prize Lottery

A Promotional Lottery Licence is required if you are offering a lottery to the public as a sales incentive.
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Gambling Machine Operator

A Gambling Machine Operators Licence is required for the provision of a Gambling Machine in public houses, bars and private clubs.
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Thrift Club

A Thrift Club Licence is required if you are operating a Thrift Club that offers any kind of gambling services to people who are not members of the club.
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Machine Supplier

A Machine Suppliers Permit is required if want to supply, install or maintain gambling specific electronic equipment.
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Crown & Anchor

A Crown and Anchor Licence is required if you want to operate Crown and Anchor gambling at an event.
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Race Track

A Race Track Licence is required if you want to offer pool or pari-mutuel betting in the form of a totalisator for events happening on a race day.
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Amusements with Prizes

An Amusements with Prizes Licence is required in order to provide low prize and low stake Gambling Machines at a prescribed event.
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Licensed Jersey race track
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Licensed thrift clubs in Jersey
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The Jersey Gambling Commission has a duty under the law to: protect children and other vulnerable persons from addiction to gambling and from other forms of harm associated with gambling; make assistance available to persons who are or may be affected by problems related to excessive gambling; and to otherwise avoid and reduce problems related to gambling.
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