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:


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.