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Gambling licence

Apply for a gambling licence

The major functions of licensing authorities under the Act are to:

  • Licence premises for gambling activities – bingo, betting and adult gaming
  • Grant permits for gaming and gaming machines in clubs and miners' welfare institutes
  • Regulate gaming and gaming machines in alcohol licensed premises
  • Grant permits to family entertainment centres for the use of certain lower stake gaming machines
  • Grant permits for prize gaming
  • Small society lottery registration

Premises licences

How to apply – Complete the application form HERE and submit it with the fee

Fees for Premises Licence Applications

Gaming machine permits

Applications for permits for amusements with prizes machines.

The Council is responsible for issuing permits for amusements with prizes machines (one armed bandits) in premises in the Borough. This includes public houses and clubs.

In relation to public houses, there is an automatic entitlement to two machines but a notification must be submitted with the appropriate fee to the licensing authority. Application must be made to have more than two machines in a licensed premises.  Further details are available about the Gambling Act 2005.

How to apply - Complete the application form HERE and submit it with the fee.

Fees for Gaming Permits and Club Gaming Machine Permits

• Applications are only processed if the correct fee has been submitted at the time of the application

Small society lottery registration

Under the Gambling Act 2005 societies raising money for charity, sports and other similar purposes by conducting small lotteries, raffles etc are required to register with the Council.

How to Apply
• In order to conduct a lottery you will need to register with us HERE.  Please submit a registration form along with your registration fee.
• The current fee is £40. 
• You will be required to renew your registration on an annual basis.
• The current renewal fee for registration for this is £20.

Gambling Statement of Licensing Policy 2016-2019

Under the provisions of the Gambling Act, the Council is required to publish a Licensing Policy – Statement of Principles which sets out the policies and principles that the Council will apply when carrying out its licensing functions under the Act.

Contact the Licensing Section:

Last updated Friday, 11th March 2022

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