Gambling and lotteries licensing

We are responsible for the processing of all permits and licences in the district under the Gambling Act 2005.

Our responsibility covers:

  • the processing of permits and licences in respect of premises, such as pubs, clubs, betting shops, bingo halls and family and adult gaming centres (amusement arcades)
  • registering small lotteries
  • receiving temporary and occasional use notices
  • maintaining a register of permits and licences
  • hearing of applications for reviews under the Gambling Act 2005

Gambling Act 2005

Permissions are subject to an application process that varies on the type of premise. The council establishes that the premises are suitable and when a licence is issued ensure that the premises are complying with regulations including any licences required by the Gambling Commission.

Please see our Gambling Act Statement of Principles below.