Gambling and gaming machines

Last Updated: 18 August 2022

The Gambling Act 2005 covers three categories of licence:

  • operating licences
  • personal licences
  • premises licences

Gambling Commission licence and regulate operating and personal licences.

We process the premises licence applications.

Notice of intention - Statement of Gambling Policy

South Lakeland District Council - Notice of intention to publish Statement of Gambling Policy - Regulation 6(1)(b) Gambling Act 2005 (Licensing Authority Policy Statement) (England and Wales) Regulations 2006. Notice is hereby given that on 8th February 2022, South Lakeland District Council will publish its Statement of Gambling Policy under section 349 of the Gambling Act 2005, which sets out the principles South Lakeland Council proposes to apply in exercising its functions as the licensing authority. The policy can be inspected at South Lakeland House, Lowther Street, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4DQ. The policy will come into effect at midnight Wednesday 9 March 2022. Any comments or observations need to be received in writing to the above address or via email to licensing@southlakeland.gov.uk by 23:59 hrs on Tuesday 8 March 2022.

Statement of Gambling Licensing Policy 2022-2025: Licensing Act 2005 (PDF 930KB / 70 pages)

How to apply for a licence

To apply fill in one of the premises licences, permits and registering application forms listed below. A personal licence must be held by the person who manages the premises.

You should return your form and any other relevant document plus your fee to the licensing group (all fees are outlined at the bottom of this page).

Premises licences

Gaming machines

Occasional use notice (track betting)

Licensing fees

  • notification of a gaming machine permit in a licensed premises: £50
  • notification of club gaming machine permit: £50
Gambling Act 2005 Premises licence fees (£)
Type of licence Application Annual fee Variation of application Provisional statement Transfer Reinstatement
Bingo 2500 800 1250 2500 500 500
Adult gaming centre 1600 700 800 1600 400 400
Betting (Track) 2500 500 1250 2500 950 950
Family Entertainment Centre 1600 400 800 1600 300 300
Betting (Other) 1800 600 900 1800 300 300

All premises fee for copy of licence £16.20

Fee to accompany notification of change of circumstances £40.20

Gambling Act 2005 permits and registration fees (£)
Permit/Registration New Grant (Existing Operator) New Grant Renewal Annual fee Variation Transfer Change of name Copy of permit
Licensed Premises Gaming Machine (1 or 2 machines) N/A 50 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 15
Licensed Premises Gaming Machine (3 or more machines) 100 150 N/A 50 100 25 25 15
Prize gaming permit N/A 300 300 (every 10 years) N/A N/A N/A 25 15
Unlicensed Family Entertainment Centre N/A 300 300 (every 10 years) N/A N/A N/A 25 15
Club Gaming Permit N/A 200 200 (every 10 years) 50 100 N/A N/A 15
Club Gaming Machine Permit 100 200 200 (every 10 years) 50 100 N/A N/A 15
Club Gaming Machine Permit (fast track i.e. CPC holder) 100 100 N/A 50 100 N/A N/A 15