Under the provisions of the Gambling Act 2005, the Licensing Authority is responsible for licensing premises that offer facilities for gambling.
These gambling facilities are broken down into 6 premises licence types:
- Casino premises (converted, large and small);
- Bingo Premises;
- Betting track premises;
- Betting Other (Betting Shops);
- Adult Gaming Centres; and
- Family Entertainment Centres.
To apply for a premises licence you must:
- be 18 years old or older;
- if applying on behalf of a company or partnership be authorised to make such an application;
- and hold or have applied for an Operating Licence from the Gambling Commission for the relevant gambling activity.
The Gambling Commission was set up under the Gambling Act 2005, to regulate commercial gambling in Great Britain. It is an independent non-department public body who are sponsored by the Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS).
The Commission is responsible for issuing operating licences and personal licences and for enforcing the regulations surrounding the use of such licences. They provide advice and guidance to the trade, local authorities and the Government on commercial gambling.
Please contact the Licensing Unit
Application, guidance notes or terms & conditions
Applicants should read the relevant parts of the guidance before submitting an application.
You may wish to print a copy of the Councils Statement of Gambling Principles before completing an application.
New applications, provisional statements and variations to change the layout of an existing premises licence must be accompanied by a plan of the premises.
Contact Licensing in the first instance
Telephone: 01902 696804