Gambling licensing

What we do

  • issue Premises Licences for Casinos, Betting Offices and Race Tracks, Bingo Clubs, Adult Gaming Centres, and Family Entertainment Centres
  • grant Permits for Gaming Machines in members' clubs and licensed premises, Prize Gaming and Unlicensed Family Entertainment Centres.
  • authorise the temporary use of premises for gambling
  • register Small Society Lotteries.
We publish a Gambling Licensing Policy every three years. 

Licensing objectives 

  • To prevent gambling from being a source of crime or disorder, being associated with crime or disorder, or being used to support crime;
  • To ensure that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way;
  • To protecting children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling.

More information

Information and application packs

Fees and charges are here.