Information for licensing premises that offer facilities for gambling such as casinos, bingo halls, betting tracks, betting shops, and adult gaming centres
You must have an operating licence and personal licence, or have applied for one, before you can apply for a gambling premises licence.
To get one, apply directly to the Gambling Commission.
If your premises are not yet built or ready to occupy, you will first need to apply for a provisional statement.
The cost of a gambling premises licence or provisional statement depends on the type of premises.
These fees apply to:
|Type of premises||Application fee||Annual fee|
|Adult gaming centre||£2,000||£1,000|
|Betting premises (track)||£2,500||£1,000|
|Family entertainment centre||£2,000||£750|
|Betting premises (other)||£3,000||£600|
Licences are valid for the life of the premises, but you will also need to pay an annual fee.
Download, complete, and return the application form with payment to the address shown on the form.
You can also pay by credit or debit card by calling us on 01303 853660.
You'll need to:
This gives local residents and businesses 28 days to read your proposal and make representations if they wish.
We'll process your application in 24 hours and if there are no representations at the end of the 28 day representation period, we'll issue your licence 24 hours later.
If there are representations, the Licensing Sub-Committee will hold a hearing, which all parties will be invited to attend. At the hearing, the Licensing Sub-Committee will decide either to grant or reject your application.
We will write to you to confirm the decision, and tell you what you can do if you wish to appeal.