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Premises licence for gambling

Under the Gambling Act 2005 a premises licence is required for:

  • Casino premises
  • Bingo premises
  • Betting premises, including tracks
  • Adult gaming centres
  • Family entertainment centres

 The objectives of licensing under the Gambling Act 2005 are to:

  • prevent gambling from being a source of crime or disorder, being associated with crime or disorder, or being used to support crime;
  • ensure that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way; and
  • protect children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling.

Complete and return this form to apply for a premises licence for gambling:

For licensed premises all notifications are automatically granted and the confirmation will be with you within two weeks. With permits for more than two machines, the licensing department will check with the police and the gambling commission to ensure that there are no objections and will then issue the permit to you within two weeks. If there are objections, a licensing sub-committee will be organised as soon as reasonably practicable.

Statement of Principles

Under the Gambling Act 2005 we are required to prepare a Statement of Principles every three years. The Statement (which may also be referred to as a policy) can be reviewed and re-published during the three year period in which it has effect.