The Gambling Act 2005 made local authorities responsible for the licensing of premises where gambling takes place, including casinos, betting shops, bingo halls, tracks, pubs and clubs, and amusement arcades.
The Act requires each local authority to produce, consult upon and publish a Statement of Principles, to be reviewed every 3 years, indicating how they will deal with applications for gambling licences in their area.
Gambling license application forms
|Application for a provisional statement|
|Application for a premises licence||Application to vary a premises licence|
|Application for a premises licence transitional conversion||Application for reinstatement of a premises licence|
Notification of 2 or less gaming machines or gaming machine permit applications (i.e. for more than 2 machines) for conversion/new/variation/transfer
(For use by: premises licensed to supply alcohol for consumption on the premises)
|Prize gaming permit||
Application for the conversion or new grant/change of name of a prize gaming permit.
(For use by: those occupying/proposing to occupy premises where facilities for gaming with prizes will be made available)
|Unlicensed family entertainment centre gaming machine permit||
Application for the conversion or new grant/change of name of an unlicensed family entertainment centre gaming machine permit.
(For use by: occupiers/proposed occupiers of premises intended to be used by the applicant as unlicensed family entertainment centres)
|Table of gambling licence application fees|
|Notice of application for premises licences|
|Notice to responsible authorities of application for a premises licence|