Licence

Occasional Use Notice (OUN)

Summary

Occasional Use Notices (OUNs) are used to permit licensed betting operators - with the appropriate permission from the Gambling Commission - to use tracks for short periods of betting at events which are temporary or infrequent.

An OUN can only be used for eight days or less in a calendar year.

If the criteria is met for the occasional use notice, there is then no need for a betting premises licence for the track.

Fee

There is no fee for an OUN.

Application Form 

The OUN should be served in writing (including by electronic means):

Eligibility Criteria 

  • You can serve an OUN if you are the person responsible for the organisation of events on the track or an occupier of the track.
  • Consecutive days can be specified on the OUN but the overall limit of eight days per calendar year should not be exceeded.

Application
Process

The OUN, which should specify which day it relates to, must be served on B&NES Licensing Services and copied to the Chief Officer of Police for the area in which the track is located.

Evaluation 

If the criteria is met for the OUN there is no opportunity for counter-notices or objections to be submitted.

Right of Appeal 

Please contact your legal advisor or Licensing Services. 

Conditions 

Compliance with the Gambling Commission Code of Practice is a condition of any permit or notification. 

Validity/Renewals 

The OUN will be valid for the specified date(s) only.

Guidance 

Please contact either B&NES Licensing Services or the Gambling Commission for further guidance.

Relevant Legislation

Gambling Act 2005

Trade Associations 

None 

Customer Complaints 

If you have a complaint about a trader, we would advise you first to contact the trader – preferably by letter with proof of delivery.  If that is unsuccessful and you are in the UK, the Citizens Advice Bureau will assist you.  If you are outside of the UK, contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

If you believe a premises is operating without the approprate licence or permit or is in breach of its condtions, please contact Licensing Services

Further Information 

For further information and guidance please phone Licensing Services on 01225 477531 or email licensing@bathnes.gov.uk.

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