If you provide gambling facilities, you may need 3 different types of licence - an operating licence, a personal licence and a premises licence.
The council is required (by the Gambling Act 2005) to prepare and publish a gambling policy every 3 years.
We are running a 6-week consultation to seek your views and comments.
Club game or club machine permits
We issue permits in respect of gaming machines in pubs and clubs and small society lottery registrations.
Pubs and members' clubs that hold a premises licence or club premises certificate under the Licensing Act 2003 may provide gaming machines for use by their customers/members.
Gambling premises licences
We also issue premises licences to:
- adult gaming centres
- betting shops
- bingo halls
- family entertainment centres
- racing tracks.
If your business needs a gambling licence, you must:
- complete and submit an application form (see the details below)
- pay the correct fee for a gambling premises licence (see table below)
- publish a and
- send a copy of the notice of application to each .
The table below shows the maximum fees for different applications, including conversion applications, for different types of premises.
Classes premises licence
|Non-fast track (conversion)||Provisional statement premises|
|Annual fee||Vary licence||Transfer a licence||Reinstatement of a licence||Provisional statement|
Adult gaming centre
Family entertainment centre
Betting premises (track)
Betting premises (other)
Apply for a gambling premises licence