Gambling operators will need to hold or have applied for an
operating licence and any relevant personal licences from the
Gambling Commission before applying for a premises licence from the
council (licensing authority).
Applying for a premises licence
Premises licences will be granted for the following
- Casinos and bingo halls
- Betting premises (including betting shops, betting tracks
- Adult gaming centres (category B3,B4, C ad D gaming
- Family entertainment centres (category C and D gaming
Which form do I use?
Fees and charges
The deadline for applications for premises licences from
existing operators who wish to benefit from continuation rights is
31 July 2007. Applications received after this date will not
receive continuation rights.
An annual fee is payable to the council. The Government has set
fees via a series of bands, with a prescribed maximum. Licensing
Authorities can select precise fees from within the bands, limited
to recovery of costs. This allows authorities flexibility and the
industry a degree of certainty.
Premises licences will come into force on 1 September 2007 and
last indefinitely. In general the council that issued the licence
will be responsible for monitoring it and taking any enforcement
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