Sunday, January 23, 2022

Tag: Licence

The ugly face of local decision making: Chongie shouted down but not out as Leyton High Street licence appeal commences

Chongie Entertainment Leyton High Street licence appeal commences
The face of local licensing procedures turned a little ugly in July when Chongie Entertainment's application for an AGC on Leyton High Street was turned down by Waltham Forest Council.

DCMS Committee slams “unprecedented” interference by Gambling Commission over inquiry

Andrew Rhodes interim CEO Gambling Commission
The Gambling Commission has been accused of being potentially in “contempt of parliament” by DCMS committee chair Julian Knight, after interim CEO Andrew Rhodes resisted calls for a governmental inquiry. It’s an “unelected quango”, Knight says; it’s an uncomfortably rocky road for newly appointed GC chief.

Luxury Leisure wins licence application for Haringey AGC

Luxury Leisure wins licence application Haringey AGC
Haringey Council has granted Luxury Leisure a premises licence for a new adult gaming centre in Green Lanes.

Silvertime applies for Watford licence

Silvertime Amusements Watford licence application
Silvertime Amusements Ltd has submitted plans to convert a former bar in Watford town centre into a new AGC and arcade, set to “enhance the vitality and viability of the area.”

Leyton AGC rejected on “vulnerability” grounds

Leyton AGC proposal rejected
Plans for a new AGC in Leyton submitted by Chongie Entertainment have been rejected by Waltham Forest Council, stating the venue would pose “harm to vulnerable adults.” It’s a decision that will disturb the industry, and probably the law courts too.

Comment: Blair’s vaccination argument.. / Money for old rope / What, another month?

Comment 2738 lockdown extended
Lockdown will be around for another four weeks to drain even more optimism out of the hospitality industry.

Leo Leisure Weymouth licence approved

Leo Leisure bingo licence approved Weymouth
Brown Leisure has been granted a premises licence for its new Weymouth bingo club, allowing the sale of alcohol, live music, entertainment and events from 10am till midnight.

Henry Danter receives approval for AGC plans

Henry Danter Monmouth licence
The mercurial Henry Danter is planning to expand the gaming offering in the historic town of Monmouth, promising the delivery of a “terrific asset”.

No ‘fooks’ given: Eason lays in to Gambling Commission on regulatory inaction

Ian Eason Instance Automatics Gambling Commission licence
Instance Automatics director Ian Eason has called out the regulator for sitting idle on black-market dealers - whilst simultaneously stonewalling legitimate licensees.

Brent councillors launch Silvertime licence appeal

Silvertime licence Brent Council appeal
Silvertime Amusements is facing local opposition after being awarded a premises licence for the site of a former high street bookmaker by Brent Council’s licensing committee.

Sazka first to announce bid for UK National Lottery tender

Sazka Group lottery licence tender participation
Lottery and gaming giant Sazka Group has announced it will compete for the fourth UK National Lottery licence, becoming the first business to confirm its participation in the process.

Commission launches National Lottery licence competition

Neil McArthur Gambling Commission National Lottery licence
The Gambling Commission has launched the competition to award the fourth National Lottery licence.

PPL PRS suspend music licence payment during lockdown

PPL PRS suspend music licence
PPL PRS has suspended payments for music licences in pubs across the UK for the period venues are closed due to government decreed Coronavirus precautions.

Bolton pub receives approval for third gaming machine

Northern Way Pub Bolton Gaming Machine approva
Bolton’s Northern Way pub is to install a new Cat C gaming machine after the council’s licencing committee unanimously approved its application on 12 Nov..

Supermarket opens in Cambuslang despite arcade planning approval

South Lanarkshire arcade planning Mohammed Jawab
The site of a proposed amusement arcade in Cambuslang, approved by South Lanarkshire Council earlier this year, has officially opened - but as a Polish supermarket

Southwold Pier extends offering with film licence

Southwold Pier film licence approval
Southwold Pier has applied to East Suffolk Council for a change in licence, aiming to begin outdoor and indoor film screenings as part of a drive to increase..

Codona’s amusement park applies for outdoor drinking area

Codona's Aberdeen seafront
One of Scotland’s largest seaside amusement parks has sought permission to create a new outdoor area in which it can serve alcoholic drinks. Codona’s..

Mitchelstown licence goes before litigator

The licensing application of one prospective AGC in Co. Cork, Ireland, is to be heard in a local court - despite the objections of a local activist group. Perks Promotions is trying to gain legislative approval to open-shop in Mitchelstown, after a previous attempt to gain a foothold in the nearby town of Fermoy floundered when local planners deemed that...

Bacta adds TLT licensing services for Scottish members

UK law firm TLT has joined forces with Bacta to launch a bespoke licensing service for its Scottish members. The new legal service gives arcade and amusement operators who are members of Bacta access to the leading and most experienced gambling law practice in Scotland including partners Stephen McGowan and Caroline Loudon, legal director Niall Hassard and solicitor Michael McDougall. Members...

Derry’s local authority in disarray over permit

Coinslot - Derry's authority permit permit
After its decision to refuse Oasis Retail Services’ arcade permit was overturned in court, Derry City and Strabane District Council has decided to repeat its misdemeanour, rejecting another operator’s application. To top it all, the council is now considering appealing the court ruling, all at the local ratepayers’ expense. The battle for the right to trade is raging in...