Gambling Premises Licence
A Premises Licence, issued under the Gambling Act
2005, is required for any premises where an
individual or company proposes to offer premises based gambling and
are issued in respect of specific premises.
The types of Licence available will be as follows:
- Casino Premises Licence
- Bingo Premises Licence
- Adult Gaming Centre Premises Licence (enabling Category
B gaming machines to be made available for use at the
- Family Entertainment Centre Premises Licence (enabling
Category C gaming machines to be made available
for use at the premises)
- Betting Premises Licence (enabling the provision of facilities
for betting, by making or accepting bets or by acting as a betting
An application for a Premises Licence may only be made by
persons (which includes companies or partnerships):
- who have the right to occupy the premises; and
- who have an Operating Licence which allows him/her to carry out
the proposed activity, or have applied for an Operating Licence
(the Premises Licence may only be issued once the Operating Licence
has been issued) from the Gambling Commission.
An applicant for a Premises Licence must be over the age of
Except in the case of a track, a Premises Licence may not
authorise the use of premises for activities of more than one of
the types listed above. A Licence may not be issued in respect of
premises if those premises already have a Premises Licence in
There are fees applicable for this process.
Section 204 of the Act provides for a person to make an
application to us for a Provisional Statement in respect of
premises that s/he:
- expects to be constructed;
- expects to be altered; or
- expects to acquire a right to occupy.
Unlike a Premises Licence application, a person can apply for
a Provisional Statement without having an Operating Licence from
the Gambling Commission
a right to occupy the premises.
As well as providing a level of assurance as to the outcome of
a subsequent Premises Licence application, a Provisional Statement
also provides the holder with some protection against
representations when they make an application for a Premises
Licence in relation to the premises for which they hold a
There are fees
applicable for this process.
To download an application form, right-mouse button
over the relevant application form link and choose ' Save Target
As...' , you will then be able to save the application form in the
appropriate place on your computer and complete the form offline at
The below forms are to be used to give notice of your
application to Responsible authorities and to the public for
certain applications. Please consult the regulations
and our guidance notes for further details.
Last Updated on 9/27/2011