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Casinos: Licensing

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 4 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many casinos in England are licensed to operate 24 hours a day. (191317)

[holding answer 3 March 2008]: Under the Gambling Act 2005 (Mandatory and Default Conditions) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007, default conditions attaching to casino premises licences state that no facilities for gambling shall be provided on the premises between the hours of 6 am and noon on any day.

Casino operators can apply to their licensing authority for an extension to these hours. This is a matter for individual licensing authorities to determine. Information on the number of casinos which operate for 24 hours a day is not collated centrally.