Gambling and gaming licences


Application forms below can be downloaded, for prices, see: Licence fees .

Further information

The Statement of Principles outlines the way in which the Council expects licensed premises used for the purpose of gambling to be operated within the Borough.

PDFGambling Act 2005 Statement of Principles [PDF 441KB]

PDFGuidance notes for Small Society Lottery Registrations [PDF 100KB]

The Statement of Principles is reviewed every three years.

A premises licence can authorise the provision of facilities at the following:

  • Adult gaming centres
  • Family entertainment centres
  • Casino premises
  • Bingo premises
  • Betting premises
  • Betting tracks.

We will also issue permits for:

  • Gaming machines in alcohol licensed premises, such as pubs
  • Gaming machines for members clubs
  • Other gaming activities in members clubs
  • Prize gaming
  • Category D machines in unlicensed family entertainment centres.

Category D machines are those that can be used by children and have the lowest level of stake and prizes.

For further information on The Gambling Act 2005 visit the:  Gambling Commission website.


See also