Derry City & Strabane - Public Consultation




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Public Consultation

Public Notice

‘Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Northern Ireland) Order 1985’

Consultation on Proposed Amusement Permit Policy

Derry City and Strabane District Council is directly empowered to grant or refuse amusement permits in the Council jurisdiction under the ‘Betting, Gaming, Lotteries and Amusements (Northern Ireland) Order 1985’ as amended, (‘the 1985 Order’).

This means that the Council issue amusement permits to premises with planning permission, typically described as amusement arcades, which have ‘amusement with prizes machines’ normally known as gaming machines.

In doing so, we aim to support a vibrant business environment, create opportunities for businesses and provide diversity and consumer choice, while at the same time preventing nuisance and inconvenience, protecting public safety and averting crime and disorder.

Currently we are reviewing our policy with respect to amusement arcades.

We would welcome comments and recommendations on the proposed policy that Council ought to consider.

The proposed Policy can be viewed at


 Draft Amusement Permit Policy 

Further details and information on how you can contribute to this consultation may be obtained, at:

Form-for-Consultation-on-Amusement Permit Policy 

or, by contacting the Licensing Team:



Please Note.

All comments and recommendations must be forwarded before 12 noon on 30th June 2018.