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Gaming Machine Permit

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Licensed premises gaming machine permits to allow any number of category C or D machines in their licensed premises. The Premises Licence must authorise the sale of alcohol on the premises.
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How to Apply

An application for a gaming machine Permit may only be made by the Holders of Premises Licences issued under the Licensing Act 2003. The Premises Licence must authorise the sale of alcohol on the premises.

The application must be accompanied by: the prescribed fee the prescribed documents.


Type of permitConversion of existing permitNew permitNew (fast track) clubs onlyFirst annual feeAnnual feeFee to vary permitFee to renewFee for transferFee to change nameFee for copy of permit
Licenced Premises Gaming Machine Permit £100 £150 - £50 £50 £100 - £25 - £15
Club Gaming Permit £100 £200 £100 £50 £50 £100 £200 - - £15
Club Machine Permit £100 £200 £100 £50 £50 £100 £200 - - £15
Prize Gaming Permit £100 £300 - - - - £300 - £25 £15
Unlicensed Family Entertainment Centre Permit £100 £300 - - - - £300 - £25 £15


Legislation and Conditions Gambling Act 2005

Processing and Timescales The authority may grant or refuse an application. In granting the application, the authority may vary the number and category of gaming machines authorised by the permit.

Appeal/Redress mechanisms: The applicant may appeal to the magistrates' court against an authority's decision not to issue a permit. The holder can also appeal against a decision to cancel a permit.

Contact Details

  •  By email:

  • By Phone: 01492 576626
    Monday to Friday 10.00am to 12:30pm and 1:30pm to 4.00pm

  • By post:

    Licensing Section
    PO Box 1
    LL30 9GN

Useful Links


Application form for 2 machines

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