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Gambling Premises Licence

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Where an individual or company proposes to offer gambling for which an operating licence is required, and which is premises based, that individual or company will also need to apply for a premises licence.
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How to Apply

An application for a Gambling premises licence may only be made by any persons (which includes companies or partnerships):

  • who is over the age of eighteen
  • who have the right to occupy the premises
  • who have an operating licence which allows them to carry out the proposed activity,

The application must be accompanied by:

  • application form
  • the prescribed fee
  • the prescribed documents (that is a plan of the premises).


 TypeRegional CasinoLarge CasinoSmall CasinoBingo Premises LicenceAdult Gaming Centre Premises LicenceBetting Premises Licence (Tracks)Betting Premises Licence (Other)Family Entertainment Premises Licence
Transitional n/a n/a n/a £240 £240 £240 £240 £240
Transitional n/a n/a n/a £1,400 £800 £1,000 £1,200 £800
Non-fast Track                
New Application £15,000 £10,000 £8,000 £3,500 £2,000 £2,500 £3,000 £2,000
Annual Fee £15,000 £10,000 £5,000 £800 £800 £800 £480 £600
Variation Fee £7,500 £5,000 £4,000 £1,400 £800 £1,000 £1,200 £800
Transfer Fee £6,500 £2,150 £1,800 £960 £960 £760 £960 £760
Re-instatement Fee £6,500 £2,150 £1,800 £1,200 £1,200 £950 £1,200 £950
Provisional Statement £15,000 £10,000 £8,000 £3,500 £2,000 £2,500 £3,000 £2,000
Provisional Statement   (Holders) £8,000 £5,000 £3,000 £1,200 £1,200 £950 £1,200 £950
Copy of Licence £25 £25 £25 £25 £25 £25 £25 £25
Notification of Change £50 £50 £50 £50 £50 £50 £50 £50


The applicant must provide:

  • a notice placed outside the premises for 28 consecutive days in a place where it can be read conveniently
  • a notice in a newspaper or newsletter of local relevance, on at least one occasion within ten days of the application being made

Copies of the application to all responsible authorities within seven days of the application being made.

Legislation and Conditions

Gambling Act 2005

Processing and Timescales

We must deal with your application within 28 days and check the public notice is displayed, the premises may be in inspected before your application is considered.

After the 28 days, providing no representations have been made the licence is deemed as granted. 

If representations have been made and mediation cannot be reached a Hearing of the Licensing and Regulation Sub-Committee will be arranged. The Committee may grant the Certificate, grant with modifications or reject the application. 

Appeal/Redress mechanisms:

The licensing authority must grant the application, which can be subject to conditions, providing no representations are received. A hearing must be held if any representations are made in respect of the application. If a hearing is held the licence can be granted or granted subject to additional conditions, or the application can be rejected.

The licensing authority will serve a notice of its decision on the applicant, any person who has made relevant representations and the chief of police.

You will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period

It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from the local authority within a reasonable period, please contact us

Contact Details

  • By Phone: 01492 576626
    Monday to Friday 10.00am to 12:30pm
  • By post:
Licensing Section
PO Box 1
LL30 9GN


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