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Is a licence required to play poker in a pub or private members' club?

No. The Act allows poker to be played in alcohol-licensed premises and members' clubs subject to the following limits:

Pubs:

Maximum stake - £5 per player per game.  Maximum combined stakes per premises- £100 per day.

Maximum prize - £100 per game (money or other goods)

Members' Club:

Maximum stakes - £1,000 per week/£250 per day or £10 per player per game.

Maximum prize - £250 per game.