New licence for pub clubs
Tuesday 8th January 2013, 12:00PM GMT.
PUB thrift clubs that offer gambling games – such as football scratchcards – will have to pay for a licence under new gambling laws.
The chief executive of the Jersey Gambling Commission, Dr Jason Lane, has written to all Island pubs to let them know that they will get a three-month grace period to contact the commission and let them know what their thrift clubs are doing so that they can be given licences.
Thrift clubs take money from members every week, and top up the savings with the proceeds of things like raffles and football cards, before paying out to members just before Christmas to help with the extra costs of the festive season.