209 Appeal to Gambling Commission regarding licensed promoter’s licence

(1)

An applicant for a licensed promoter’s licence or a licensed promoter may appeal to the Gambling Commission against a decision of the Secretary to—

(a)

refuse to grant a licensed promoter’s licence to the applicant; or

(b)

amend or revoke a condition of the licence, or add a new condition to it; or

(c)

refuse an application by the licensed promoter for the renewal of the licensed promoter’s licence held by the licensed promoter; or

(d)

suspend or cancel a licence.

(2)

An appeal must be in writing and must be made within—

(a)

15 working days after the date of the notice of the Secretary’s decision; or

(b)

any longer period that the Gambling Commission allows if an application for an extension is made within the time period specified in paragraph (a).

(3)

The Gambling Commission—

(a)

may request any information from the applicant, licensed promoter, or Secretary; and

(b)

is not bound to follow any formal procedure; and

(c)

does not need to hold a hearing; and

(d)

must consider any information provided by the applicant, licensed promoter, or Secretary.

(4)

The Gambling Commission may then—

(a)

confirm, vary, or reverse the decision of the Secretary; or

(b)

refer the matter back to the Secretary with directions to reconsider the decision.

(5)

The Gambling Commission must give notice of its decision, with reasons, to both the applicant or licensed promoter and to the Secretary.