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.
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