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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 including 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

Apply for a premises licences under the Gambling Act 2005

Fees for Premises Licence Applications

Apply for a 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.

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.

Register a small society lottery

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.

You will be required to renew your registration on an annual basis. The current renewal fee for registration for this is £20.

Last updated Wednesday, 2nd August 2023

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