Gambling licences

If you provide gambling facilities, you may need 3 different types of licence - an operating licence, a personal licence and a premises licence.

Gambling policy

The council is required (by the Gambling Act 2005) to prepare and publish a gambling policy every 3 years.

The  current gambling policy (PDF) [525KB] was last formally reviewed in 2019 and, therefore, requires updating.

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.

Apply for a club game or club machine permit

Gambling premises licences

We also issue premises licences to:

  • adult gaming centres
  • betting shops
  • bingo halls
  • casinos
  • family entertainment centres
  • racing tracks.

If your business needs a gambling licence, you must:

Fees

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
(conversion)
Other premises
(conversion)
Annual feeVary licenceTransfer a licenceReinstatement of a licenceProvisional statement

Bingo

£1,750£1,200£3,500£1,000£1,750£1,200£1,200£3,500

Adult gaming centre

£1,000£1,200£2,000£1,000£1,000£1,200£1,200£2,000

Family entertainment centre

£1,000£950£2,000£750£1,000£950£950£2,000

Betting premises (track)

£1,250£950£2,500£1,000£1,250£950£950£2,500

Betting premises (other)

£1,500£1,200£3,000£600£1,500£1,200£1,200£3,000

 

Apply for a gambling premises licence

To apply for a gambling premises licence, download and complete our Gambling premises licence (PDF) [15KB] and return to:

Hillingdon Council
Licensing Service
Civic Centre
High Street
Uxbridge
UB8 1UW

Page last updated: 12 Sep 2022