Gambling licences general information

Betting and Gaming

The Licensing Board deals with a lot of different types of applications, namely:

  • premises licences for gambling activities
  • notices for the temporary use of premises for gambling
  • permits for gambling and gaming machines in licensed premises
  • permits for family entertainment centres for lower-stake gaming machines
  • permits for prize gaming
  • occasional use notices for betting at tracks

Different types of Premises Licences are:

  • Bingo Halls
  • Casinos
  • Betting Premises, including Track Betting
  • Adult Gaming Centres
  • Family Entertainment Centres

and permits are:

  • Unlicensed Family Entertainment Centre Gaming Machine Permits
  • Prize Gaming Permits
  • Licensed Premises Gaming Machine Permits
  • Club Gaming Permits
  • Club Machine Permits

You can also register your small society lottery through the Licensing Office.

Useful contacts

Gambling Commission website

Please note: If you are planning to hand deliver your application or require any information, the public counter is accessed via the Court Street entrance and is situated at the payments desks.

Opening hours are:

  • Monday, Tuesday  to Thursday 9am to 4.30pm
  • Wednesday 10am to 4.30pm
  • Friday – 9am to 3.30pm

Statement of Principles

The Board must revise the Statement of Principles every 3 years under the Gambling Act 2005.