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.
The Council are able to set some fees, but not all. The current fees can be found here.
In the event that you apply for or amend a Gambling Premises Licence you must also send a copy of the application to the relevant Responsible Authorities.
If you have any questions relating to Gambling applications please contact the licensing team.
Last Updated: 9 March 2021