Gambling

More ways to accept lottery payments

New rules make running a Class 3 lottery or raffle much easier.

That’s because you can now accept payments in multiple ways, including through facilities like PayPal, online banking or direct credit. This means people can buy and pay for tickets from anywhere. Fundraising just got easier – click here to find out more:

New Class 3 Lottery License Rule Changes

Opportunity to feedback

We are interested in hearing your feedback on open submissions.

Have your say!

Gambling provides a source of funding for community groups

Gambling and lottery activities provide funds for community groups through grants.

Application forms are available from societies (typically via a website), some community networks such as Citizens' Advice Bureaux, and often at gaming machine venues.

You must send your application directly to the society and not through a venue. The society must deal with you directly and not communicate with you through the venue.

Further details on funding for community groups

Covid-19 Information for Gambling Sector

­At DIA we are committed to keeping everyone safe and stopping the spread of COVID-19.

What the Covid-19 Protection Framework means for Operators and Venues:

Each operator or venue will need to make sensible and reasonable decisions about how to meet public health requirements and health and safety obligations as they relate to the stage within the Framework.

Refer to the government’s guiding legislation and the advice and guidance provided by agencies involved in public health and workplace safety:

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