We are responsible for:

  • Licensing premises for gambling activities
  • Considering notices given for the temporary use of premises for gambling
  • Granting permits for gaming and gaming machines in clubs and miners' welfare institutes
  • Regulating gaming and gaming machines in alcohol licensed premises
  • Granting permits to family entertainment centres for the use of certain lower stake gaming machines
  • Granting permits for prize gaming
  • Considering occasional use notices for betting at tracks
  • Registering small societies' lotteries.

Our Statement of Licensing Principles explains our approach to considering, issuing and enforcing gambling licensing.

The Gambling Commission is responsible for issuing personal licences and operating licences.


To apply for a licence complete and return the relevant application:


Find out the fees that apply for Gambling Act applications.


New application

Annual fee

Application to vary

Application to transfer

Application for reinstatement

Application for provisional statement

Licence application (provisional statement holders)

Copy licence

Notification of change

  £ £ £ £ £ £ £ £ £
Bingo Club 2850 815 1425 980 980 2450 980 25 50
Betting premises (excluding tracks) 2450 490 1225 980 980 2450 980 25 50
Tracks 2040 815 1015 775 775 2040 775 25 50
Family entertainment centres 1630 610 815 950 950 1630 775 25 50
Adult gaming centres 1630 815 815 980 980 1630 980 25 50


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