If your business offers any type of gambling, you may need to apply to us for a Gambling Licence or permit.
Why do I need a Gambling Premises Licence or permit?
- To help prevent gambling from encouraging crime and disorder
- To make sure that gambling is run in a fair and open way
- To protect children and other vulnerable people from being harmed or exploited by gambling
What licence or permit do I need?
Premises license are issued for:
- Betting offices
- Race tracks
- Bingo clubs
- Adult gaming centres
- Family entertainment centres
Permits are issued for:
- Gaming machines in members’ clubs
- Licensed premises
- Prize gaming
- Unlicensed family entertainment centres
What is a Temporary Use Notice?
- This allows a building to be used for gambling for a short time, when the owner doesn’t have a Premise Licence
- It’s most relevant to places like hotels, conference centres and sporting venues
- You can only have a Temporary Use Notice for a maximum of 21 days in any 12-month period
What is an Occasional Use Notice?
- This is for premises that only need a gambling licence for eight days or less each year
- You don’t need a full Premises Licence
How do I apply for a licence?
- You must be over the age of 18
- You must be the owner or have the right to occupy the premises
- When you apply, you must already have (or have applied for) an Operating Licence from the Gambling Commission that allows you to carry out the gambling activity
- Complete and submit your application form and pay the correct fee