A premises licence is required where gambling facilities are to be provided. Types of premises include, bingo halls, casinos, betting shops and arcades (adult gaming centres, family entertainment centres).
You must hold an operating licence or have an application for one in progress before you can apply for a gambling premises licence.
Operating licences are issued by the Gambling Commission.
If the premises are not yet built or you don't have the right to occupy them, you can apply for a provisional statement.
The application fee depends on the type of premises and whether a provisional statement has already been issued.
|Type of premises||Full licence application||Application where provisional statement is in place||Annual fee|
|Adult gaming centre||£2,000||£1,200||£1,000|
|Family entertainment centre||£2,000||£950||£750|
A licence remains in effect until it is revoked or surrendered. You must pay an annual fee to keep the licence valid. The first annual fee is due 30 days after the licence is issued.
Complete and return the application form with the correct fee.
You can pay by credit or debit card by phoning 01303 853660.
You'll need to:
This gives residents, businesses and responsible authorities the opportunity to read your proposal and make representations if they wish.
If a provisional statement has been issued, the circumstances under which representations are accepted are limited. Representations will be disregarded if they relate to matters that could have been addressed during the application process for a provisional statement.
If there are no representations at the end of the 28 day representation period, we will issue your licence within 5 working days.
If there are representations, the Licensing Sub-Committeewill hold a hearing at which all parties will be invited to attend. At the hearing, the committee will decide whether to grant or reject your application.
We will write to confirm the decision and tell you what you can do if you wish to appeal.