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Gambling, lotteries and gaming machines

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.

How to apply

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

Lotteries

Occasional use notice (track betting)

Licensing fees

  • small society lotteries registration: £40
  • small society lotteries renewal: £20
  • notification of a gaming machine permit in a licensed premises: £50
  • notification of club gaming machine permit: £50

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

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
Small society lottery N/A 40 N/A 20 N/A N/A N/A 15