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Guidance

LCCP Information requirements

Guidance for licence holders on the information requirements in the LCCP

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  2. 19 - Other information requirements (pool betting)

19 - Other information requirements (pool betting)

This section provides guidance to holders of pool betting operating licences on the transaction and other records they must keep relevant to each pool they offer.

Licence condition 13.1.1

Pool betting

All pool betting operating licences, except those restricted to football pools

Licensees and any person they so authorise under section 93(2) of the Gambling Act 2005 to offer pool betting on a track in connection with a horserace or dog race in reliance on an occasional use notice, must produce and retain a record of the transactions relevant to each pool that they offer. The record must be capable of identifying individual bets into the pool and relating these to subsequent payment of winnings where applicable. Licensees must make this information available to the Commission on request.

Your company must keep transaction records relevant to each pool it offers. Any person it authorises under the Gambling Act 2005, Section 93(2) (opens in a new tab) must also keep transaction records for each pool they offer.

These records must identify individual bets that are related to the payment of winnings, where applicable. As a minimum, the record of transactions must include, for each bet, the following information:

  • The date on which the bet is made.

  • The amount of the stake.

  • The identity of the track, the number or time of the race and the pool in respect of which the bet is made.

  • The selection or selections or combination of selections as indicated.

  • A means of identifying the equipment recording the bet.

  • The amount of winnings relating to the bet.

  • The date on which the winnings were paid out.

Your company must only accept bets through equipment capable of communicating bets to a central recording system. Any person it authorises under the Gambling Act 2005, Section 93(2) (opens in a new tab) must also only accept bets through such a system. The central recording system must collect all bets made to each of the operator’s pools and all information required to calculate the winnings of each pool and be capable of storing this information for subsequent retrieval if required by us. See LCCP Social responsibility code provision 4.2.10 for further information.

Your company must also keep records of the persons it authorises under Section 93(2) (opens in a new tab) to offer pool betting on a track in reliance on an occasional use notice. These should include the terms and conditions under which this has been agreed, and contact details of the management and key staff of those that are authorised.

Records should be retained for inspection for at least three years from the date of any transaction to which they relate.

This reporting requirement applies to all pool betting operating licences, except those restricted to football pools.

Licence condition 13.1.2

Pool betting – football pools

All pool betting operating licences which authorise football pools

Licensees and any person they so authorise under Section 93(3) of the Gambling Act 2005 in respect of football pool betting, must produce and retain a record of the transactions relevant to each pool that they offer. The record must be capable of identifying individual bets into the pool and relating these to the subsequent payment of winnings where applicable. Licensees must make this information available to the Commission on request.

Your company must keep transaction records relevant to each pool it offers. Any person it authorises under the Gambling Act 2005, Section 93(3) (opens in a new tab) must also keep transaction records for each pool they offer.

These records must identify individual bets that are related to the payment of winnings, where applicable. As a minimum, the record of transactions must include, for each bet, the following information:

  • The date on which the bet is made.

  • The amount of the stake.

  • The identity of the track, the number or time of the race and the pool in respect of which the bet is made.

  • The selection or selections or combination of selections as indicated.

  • A means of identifying the equipment recording the bet.

  • The amount of winnings relating to the bet.

  • The date on which the winnings were paid out.

Your company must only accept bets through equipment capable of communicating bets to a central recording system. Any person it authorises under the Gambling Act 2005, Section 93(3) (opens in a new tab) must also only accept bets through such a system. The central recording system must collect all bets made to each of the operator’s pools and all information required to calculate the winnings of each pool and be capable of storing this information for subsequent retrieval if required by us. See LCCP Social responsibility code provision 4.2.10 for further information.

Your company must also keep records of the persons it authorises under Section 93(3) (opens in a new tab) to offer pool betting on a track in reliance on an occasional use notice. These should include the terms and conditions under which this has been agreed, and contact details of the management and key staff of those that are authorised.

Records should be retained for inspection for at least three years from the date of any transaction to which they relate.

This reporting requirement applies to all pool betting operating licences which authorise football pools.

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