Gambling act permits

Under the Gambling Act 2005 ("the Act") permits are issued to premises that either offer very low-stakes and prizes gambling, or premises whose primary function is not the provision of gambling facilities. Therefore, the only premises eligible to apply to us for permits are:

  • Unlicensed family entertainment centres
  • Alcohol licensed premises (under Licensing Act 2003)
  • Clubs, both commercial and non-commercial
  • Premises wishing to offer commercial prize-gaming

We will issue the following types of permit under the act:

  • Family entertainment centre
  • Club gaming permit
  • Club machine permit
  • Licensed premises machine permit
  • Prize gaming permit
Need further help or information?

Contact the team directly on 01773 570222 or email