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Wednesday 18 October 2017

Royal Sanction has been granted in respect of the Document Duty (Guernsey) Law, 2017 and the Document Duty (Anti-Avoidance) (Guernsey) Law, 2017.

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From Star Wars to ghost tours
Monday 16 October 2017

There is a supernatural theme to October half term at Guernsey Museums this year.

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Friday 13 October 2017

An Asian hornet nest has been found today near the Longfrie Inn in St Peter's.

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The Committee for Home Affairs is responsible for the licensing, registration and regulation of gambling. Gambling in Guernsey is regulated by a number of different pieces of legislation. The primary piece of legislation is the Gambling (Guernsey) Law, 1971. There are other specific Ordinances which relate to specific types of gambling.

  • Amusements with prizes

    • Amusements with prizes are permitted at agricultural and horticultural shows and at pleasure fairs where the main amusement is provided by 'showmen'.
    • Amusements with Prizes can take a variety of forms and you are advised to contact the Office of the Committee for Home Affairs to take advice on what is required.
  • Bookmakers and Betting Offices

    • Bookmakers' and Betting Offices must act in accordance with the Gambling (Betting) Ordinance, 1973.
    • This Ordinance limits the number of Bookmakers in Guernsey and sets out the rules regarding Betting Offices. 
    • If you would like further information on this area, or would like to make a complaint about a Betting Office or Bookmaker, please contact the Office of the Committee for Home Affairs on 01481717353 homeaffairs@gov.gg.
  • Cinema Racing

    • 'Cinema Racing' is the showing of films of horses racing whereby persons may place bets prior to the screening in order to receive cash prizes should their horse win.
    • How do I make an application?
    • Persons wishing to stage a Cinema Racing Event should download and complete the relevant application form on this page. Attention should be paid to all terms and conditions. Application forms are otherwise available for collection from Sir Charles Frossard House Main Reception.
    • Where do I send my application?
    • Completed applications should be sent, together with the appropriate payment, to the Office of the Committee for Home Affairs . All cheques should be made to payable to the States of Guernsey.
    • After the event
    • Once the event has taken place, the promoter must complete a Form of Return and return this document to the Office of the Committee for Home Affairs .
    • A Form of Return will usually be sent out to the applicant at the same time as their approved Permit. The Form of Return is otherwise available for download from this page.
    • How much does a Permit cost?
    • A Permit costs £40.
  • Crown & Anchor

    • 'Crown and Anchor' is a table dice game which dates back to the 18th Century when it was popular among sailors of the British Royal Navy. It is a popular feature at the Island's agricultural and horticultural shows, horse racing meetings and regattas.
    • Crown and Anchor Operators
    • Crown and Anchor tables may only be operated by approved licence holders. Notices inviting individuals to apply for operator licences are placed in the Gazette Officielle during October each year. These licences need to be renewed on an annual basis.
    • Lists of approved Crown and Anchor Operators are available from the Office of the Committee for Home Affairs on request.
    • Crown and Anchor Table Permits
    • Before holding Crown and Anchor at an event, individuals must apply for a Crown and Anchor Table Permit. Forms are available for download from this page or alternatively for collection from Sir Charles Frossard House Main Reception. Attention should be paid to all terms and conditions.
    • All applications must be accompanied by the following:
    • Written approval from the Parish Constables for the application;
    • A signed statement of agreement from the occupier of the land on which the event is proposed to take place;
    • Appropriate payment for the permit.
    • Where do I send my application?
    • Completed applications should be sent, together with the appropriate payment, to the Office of the Committee for Home Affairs. All cheques should be made to payable to the States of Guernsey.
    • How much does a Permit cost?
    • A Table Permit costs £100 per day per table.
  • Private Lottery (Raffles)

    • Lotteries can be promoted in Guernsey for charitable purposes, in participation of or in support of games, sports, or cultural activities and for other purposes which are not for the purpose of private gain.
    • How do I make an application?
    • Persons wishing to make application to organise a private lottery (raffle) can download and complete the relevant application form from this page. Terms and conditions are included in this document.
    • You can otherwise contact the Home Department (Central Services) to request a hard-copy of this form.
    • Where do I send my application?
    • Completed applications should be sent, together with the appropriate payment, to the Office of the Committee for Home Affairs . All cheques should be made to payable to the States of Guernsey.
    • After the event
    • Once the event has taken place, the promoter must complete a Form of Return and return this document to the Office of the Committee for Home Affairs .
    • A Form of Return will usually be sent out to the applicant at the same time as their approved Permit. The Form of Return is otherwise available for download from this page, or can be collected from Sir Charles Frossard House Main Reception.
    • How much does a Permit cost?
    • A Permit costs £50.

 

 

 

 

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Application for Cinema Racing Event Form of Return - Cinema Racing Event Application for a Private Lottery Private Lottery - Form of Return Crown & Anchor Table Permit Application

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