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Gambling Act 2005

The Gambling Act 2005 contains a regulatory system to govern the provision of all gambling in Great Britain, other than the National Lottery and Spread Betting. 

Local Authorities are responsible for the issuing of all premises licences for Betting Shops, Bingo Halls, Race Tracks, Adult Gaming Centres, Family Entertainment Centres and Casinos.  They also issue permits for Gaming Machines, Prize Gaming and Small Society Lotteries.  In the event that an objection is received to an application, the application will be referred to the relevant committee for consideration.

Application for a Gaming Machine Permit/Notification of 2 or less Gaming Machines at a licenced premise

Application for a Gambling Premise Licence

The Council are able to set some fees, but not all.  A table of the current fees can be found below:


Gambling Act 2005 Current until 31/3/17 (£)
Lotteries - application fee 40
Lotteries - annual fee 20
Bingo - application fee 3,500
Bingo - annual fee 1,000
Bingo - application to vary 1,750
Track betting - application fee 2,500
Track betting - annual fee 1,000
Track betting - application to vary 1,250
Track betting - application to transfer 950
Club machine permit - application fee 200
Club machine permit - renewal fee 200
Club machine permit - annual fee 50
Betting premises - application fee 3,000
Betting premises - annual fee 600
Betting premises - application to vary 1,500
Betting premises - application to transfer 1,200
Family entertainment centre - application fee 2,000
Family entertainment centre - annual fee 750
Family entertainment centre - application to vary 1,000
Family entertainment centre - application to transfer 950
Adult gaming centre - application fee 2,000
Adult gaming centre - annual fee 1,000
Adult gaming centre - application to vary 1,000
Adult gaming centre - application to transfer 1,200















































Please e-mail a member of the licensing team 
if you require further information or call 01782 717717

Last updated 7 February 2017

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